Taking Another Look at the Project-Based Class

by Gina Merys, Associate Director, Reinert Center In a recent article, “The Road to a Project-Based Classroom,” Gintaras Duda explains how he has moved from lecture to projects in his quantum mechanics course. The course he describes is one that has gone through three iterations as it has evolved into the wholly project-based class that […]

Reinert Center’s Winter Institute Explores “Teaching Today’s Learners in Multiple Formats”

Over 75 Saint Louis University faculty members and graduate students braved the cold on January 8, 2015 to take part in the Reinert Center’s annual Winter Institute, which focused this year on “Teaching Today’s Students in Multiple Formats.” Rita-Marie Conrad, of The UC-Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning, was this year’s keynote speaker. Conrad has […]

Learner-Centered Pedagogy: The Fear of Losing Control

by Kenneth L. Parker, Steber Professor in Theological Studies In the spring of 1991, I returned to teaching after more than five years as a Benedictine monk. The monastery had been founded in China in the 1920s, and when exiled after the Chinese Revolution, the community had relocated to the Mojave Desert in California. During my […]

Teaching Today’s Students: The Conversations Continue

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center This spring, we’re continuing to focus on our theme for the year, Teaching Today’s Students.  The theme provides an opportunity to highlight the most important element of context – our students – and to explore the many aspects of who “today’s students” are and what is needed to “teach” […]