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Dee Fink: Transformative Practices


On April 16, 2012, Dr. Dee Fink visited BYU-Idaho to share some of his insights on teaching by addressing the topic of "Improving Myself as a Teacher." Dr. Fink is the author of the book Creating Significant Learning Experiences and is a highly regarded instructional consultant.

Dr. Fink presented the thought to the faculty, "Most of us embrace the idea of trying to get better as a teacher over time. If we make that a priority in our professional work, what would we need to do?"

BYU-Idaho received permission from Dr. Fink to share his presentation. The workshop has been divided into sections for easier viewing. Additional resources are hyperlinked below the video player.

 

 

Section/Title
Introduction
(17:36)
"Annotated Bibliography on Major Ideas in Teaching"
Five Transformative Practices
(2:05)
1. Change Students' View of Learning
(15:53)

"Teaching Metacognitive Learning Strategies"

 "Priming Students for Self-Directed Learning"

Video "Getting students to re-think why they are in college"

2. Learning-Centered Course Design
 (4:03)

"Self-Directed Guide on Designing Courses"

"Writing Good Learning Goals"

"Learning-Centered Course Design Diagram"

Additional resources at 
www.designlearning.org

3. Team-Based Learning

 (11:46)

"The Essential Elements of Team-Based Learning"

Additional resources at 
www.teambasedlearning.org

4. Be a Leader with Your Students
 (2:14)
"Fink's Analysis of Bain's Book"
5. Students Reflecting on
Their Own Learning

 (5:53)
"Reflective Writing"
Getting Feedback from
Knowledgeable Others

 (6:41)

"Personal Best"

 "Focused Feedback from Students 2-Part Version"

 "Focused Feedback from Students 3-Part Version"

Conclusion
 (7:18)