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Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: Episode 5 - James Lang on Teaching First-Year Students

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dc.contributor.author Bruff, Derek
dc.contributor.author Lang, James M.
dc.contributor.author Risen, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-17T22:29:52Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-17T22:29:52Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/1907
dc.description Includes descriptive metadata provided by producer in MP3 file: "CFT Podcasting - Podcast Episodes - Episode 5 - James Lang on Teaching First-Year Students - In this episode, we feature an interview with James Lang, Associate Professor of English at Assumption College in Massachusetts. Dr. Lang is the author of Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year, a memoir chronicling his first year as a faculty member, and On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching. He also writes "On Course," a column on teaching that appears in the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the interview, Dr. Lang discusses the idea that undergraduate students can experience some kind of personal transformation during their first year of college. Is transformation a reasonable goal for first-year students? If not, what is a reasonable goal? What are some conditions that facilitate these types of goals? What are conditions that inhibit them?" Lang argues that self-awareness of core values is a more realistic goal. Classroom discussions rather than lectures promote self-examination. en
dc.format.extent 24:15
dc.format.mimetype audio/mpeg
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Center for Teaching en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Center for Teaching Podcast en
dc.subject Instructional technologies en
dc.subject.lcsh Values en
dc.subject.lcsh College freshmen -- Attitudes en
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching en
dc.title Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: Episode 5 - James Lang on Teaching First-Year Students en
dc.type Podcast en
dc.type Recording, oral en
dc.description.college Peabody College of Education and Human Development en


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    Podcasts in this collection include special lectures about teaching experiences by Vanderbilt faculty and visiting experts.

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