pedagogy in practice

What is a Pedagogy in Practice workshop?

Pedagogy in Practice workshops are 2-hour workshops coordinated by the Koehler Center, but developed and led by TCU faculty and staff that promote pedagogical best-practices to the wider TCU community.

Do you have a teaching strength that has been informed by your discipline, expertise, or experience?

For example, perhaps you know how to…

  • incorporate student-presentations, from teaching students how to give better presentations to managing and assessing them.
  • create and grade writing assignments that help students construct new knowledge.
  • develop service learning opportunities that engage students with the local community.
  • build group assignments that teach students to work cohesively as a team.
  • incorporate undergraduates in meaningful research.
  • make realistic case studies or design simulations that challenge students with real-world scenarios.
  • design international study courses that prepare students to be global citizens through purpose-driven experiences.
  • establish a capstone project-driven course for upper-division students to prepare them for post-graduation employment.

Each semester brings new opportunities to refine teaching practices. What can you share with your TCU colleagues to help them refine theirs?

View the upcoming Pedagogy in Practice workshop dates and times on our Events page.

Who can lead a Pedagogy in Practice workshop?

Any TCU faculty or staff member can submit a proposal for a Pedagogy in Practice workshop.

In addition to leading the 2-hour workshop, presenters are also asked to:

  • compose a short (700–900 word) article summarizing the topic for publication in the Koehler Center’s biannual Insights magazine.
  • record a three-minute video overview of the topic. The Koehler Center staff will work with you to record your video during the semester of your workshop.

We know time and knowledge is valuable, so The Koehler Center offers a stipend of $300 upon completion of the workshop and submission of the article and video. If multiple people are involved, the $300 stipend can be divided as deemed appropriate by the group.

How do I propose a Pedagogy in Practice workshop?

If you are interested in leading a workshop, please note the following deadlines and submit your proposal below.

Please direct any questions you may have to

2019–2020 Information & Deadlines

For the 2019-2020 academic year, we are looking for proposals that are centered around practices of inclusive teaching that reach across the various definitions of diversity, as articulated by the Office of Inclusion.

  • Proposals for 2019–2020 will open on Monday, April 1st, 2019 and are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 22nd, 2019.
    • Proposers will be notified by Monday, April 29th, 2019.
  • If you are selected for a Fall 2019 event:
    • Insights article is due Friday, November 1st, 2019 (for the Spring 2020 issue).
    • Your video will be individually scheduled with you following your event date.
  • If you are selected for a Spring 2020 event:
    • Insights article is due Friday, April 3rd, 2019 (for the Fall 2020 issue).
    • Your video will be individually scheduled with you following your event date.

What happens if I my proposal is accepted?

A Koehler Center staff member will be assigned to you, will reach out to coordinate workshop dates and times, and will assist with reviewing workshop materials, activity development, and participant takeaways.

Submit a Pedagogy in Practice workshop proposal.

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