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UI Center for Teaching offers video/discussion series on education issues

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Faculty, graduate teaching assistants and others interested in teaching are invited to a series of video presentations and discussions on issues in education sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Teaching during the fall 1997 semester.

The series, "Film at Noon," will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at least once a month. Each session includes the showing of a video on topics faced by practicing and future educators in higher education.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants should bring their own lunches.

Here is the schedule for upcoming events in the fall 1997, "Film at Noon" series:

-- Tuesday, Sept. 30. Video, "The Art of the Lecture: JUSTICE: A Harvard University Course in Moral Reasoning." Discussion, "How do you successfully reach a lot of students?" Room 253 of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU).

-- Friday, Oct. 24: Video, "A Private Universe." Discussion, "What ideas are your students bringing to class?" Room 253 IMU.

-- Tuesday, Nov. 11. Video, "The Art of Discussion Leading." Discussion, "What are some ideas for making discussions an effective learning experience?" Room 341 IMU.

-- Friday, Dec. 5. Video, "Making Large Classes Interactive." Discussion, "What are some ways to teach large classes besides standing in front of classes and talking?" Room 345 IMU.

For more information, contact the Center for Teaching at (319) 335-0757; email: