James Magee

Feb. 10: Speaking of Teaching

Magee featured in Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education series

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9:36 a.m., Feb. 3, 2012--The University of Delaware Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education will open its spring Speaking of Teaching series with a presentation by James Magee on Friday, Feb. 10.

The session will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. in 208 Gore Hall. 

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Magee, professor of political science and international relations, will speak on "Conceptions and Concepts in Constructing Constitutional Law." 

The three-time Excellence in Teaching Award winner will focus on how he works to develop students' critical thinking and analytical skills, drawing on his experience in teaching constitutional law.  In his classroom, Magee tries to convince his students to “think critically, conceptually and analytically,” as well as build confidence that encourages them “to do their best work, to think for themselves, to convince them that they can reach a level of thinking and learning that transcends memorizing information they will forget soon after the course is finished.”

For more information or to register, visit the Speaking of Teaching website.

The ITUE Speaking of Teaching series highlights UD faculty members from across the disciplines who have been honored for their outstanding contributions to education at the University and beyond.  All of this spring’s featured presenters emphasize student engagement in their classes, reinforcing the idea that student-centered practices can lead to rich educational experiences in a variety of disciplinary settings.

The series is sponsored by the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE), Center for Educational Effectiveness (CFEE), Academic Technology Services (IT-ATS) and the Office of the Provost.

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