Changing the "Sage on the Stage" to the "Guide on the Side"

September 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

The CTE Fall Kick Off, entitled “Changing the Sage on the Stage” to the “Guide on the Side”: Strategies for Student-Centered Instruction, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom.

Since Alison King coined the phrase “from sage on the stage to guide on the side” in her 1993 paper (College Teaching, Winter 1993), educators in all disciplines and at all instructional levels have been grappling with the challenges and rewards of student-centered instruction. In this approach, the focus of activity is shifted from the instructor to the students, placing the student at the center of the learning process.

The workshop presenter, Dr. Lisa Bullard, Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will discuss the motivation for student-centered instruction as well as typical student responses and faculty concerns. In particular, examples of active learning will be demonstrated, including: asking strategic questions, cooperative learning, think-pair-share, structured handouts, in-class demonstrations, writing assignments, concept tests, case studies, jigsaw, think-aloud pair problem solving (TAPPS), simulations and role-plays, and flipping the classroom.

Dr. Lisa G. Bullard received her BS in Chemical Engineering from NC State and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. A faculty member at NC State since 2000, Dr. Bullard has won numerous awards for both teaching and advising, including the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Raymond W. Fahien Award, John Wiley Premier Award for Engineering Education Courseware, NC State Faculty Advising Award, National Effective Teaching Institute Fellow and others. She is a member of the editorial board for Chemical Engineering Education and is Chair-Elect of the Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. Dr. Bullard’s research interests lie in the areas of teaching and advising effectiveness, academic integrity, process design instruction, and the integration of writing, speaking, and computing within the curriculum.

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and welcomes all faculty, staff, students and visitors.
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