64 minutes | Oct 26, 2020

Frances Garrett, Teaching Empathy and Collaboration

Description  Dr. Frances Garrett from the University of Toronto discusses how she designs courses in creative ways that focus on developing student skills as well as sharing Buddhist studies content. She develops creative courses for her students, leading them through experiences like an immersive year-long embodied role playing game, or a seminar where the students collaborate on writing and publishing an academic journal. As a self professed introvert for whom teaching has always been a struggle of a sort, Frances shares ways that she centers the mental health and needs of her undergraduate and graduate students, and creates a more compassionate University. Quotes  "I think as a teacher you have to model appreciative criticism." Frances Garrett  "Students’ subjective experience can be a way into learning about interdependence." Frances Garrett Links and References  Frances Garrett’s website and profile page https://www.religion.utoronto.ca/people/directories/all-faculty/frances-garrett http://francesgarrett.chass.utoronto.ca Antioch University’s study abroad program in Bodhgaya, India (See also episode with Kerry Brown) https://www.carleton.edu/global-engagement/buddhist-studies-india/ David Germano and the Tibetan Himalayan Digital Library  http://www.thlib.org/about/wiki/thdl%20home%20overview.html  Barnard College, Reacting to the Past - Role-playing game for undergraduate students  https://reacting.barnard.edu Todd Lewis, "Getting the Foundations Right when Teaching Asian Religions," Education about Asia, 2010  https://college.holycross.edu/faculty/tlewis/PDFs/teaching_about_asian_religions.pdf Todd Lewis, "Representations of Buddhism in Undergraduate Teaching: The Centrality of Ritual and Story Narratives," Teaching Buddhism in the West Routledge 2002  https://college.holycross.edu/faculty/tlewis/PDFs/Representations_of_Buddhism_in_Undergraduate_Teaching.pdf Matt King, Barbara Hazelton, Andrew Erlich, and Nicholas Field, "Narratives of Hospitality and Feeding in Tibetan Ritual," Journal of the American Academy of Religion - article co-written by grad students  https://academic.oup.com/jaar/article/81/2/491/805712  3 Domains of Learning in Bloom’s Taxonomy https://thesecondprinciple.com/instructional-design/threedomainsoflearning/
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