Multimodal Approaches to Learning: A Fall 2013 Orientation
Week Workshop at Oakton Community College
Facilitated by Dan Godston
Thursday, August 15, 2013 (3:30-4:50 p.m.)
Thank you for coming to this workshop! During today’s workshop I will share multimodal pedagogical approaches that I have used in the classroom -- such as acting, music, visual art, and creative writing. These multimodal approaches can help to shed new light on subject matter covered on the syllabus, and help students to gain new perspectives on their comprehension of course material. Multimodal approaches can also give students new opportunities to meaningfully interact and collaborate with their classmates on mutual educational objectives. They can help to extend discourse into course material that an instructor has already used—such as lectures, homework assignments, and class discussions.
Today’s workshop participants will also work in groups to share and brainstorm strategies, activities, and materials that could be used in wide range of classroom settings—for students who are taking courses offered by any department here at Oakton Community College.
Resources regarding this workshop can be found at: www.pedagogicalarts.com/multimodal.html. Please note: that link will only be live until 8/19/2013. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding what we will be covering during today’s workshop, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.