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Faculty Interest Groups - Teaching and Learning Reading Group

Gordon YoungGordon Young (Communications and Performing Arts) is the facilitator of this faculty interest group that meets monthly to examine student and professor cultures here at KCC through the lens of thougth provoking readings. Readings in previous semesters have included How People Learn; The Art of Changing the Brain; Thinking about Teaching and Learning; What the Best College Teachers Do; Honored but Invisible; Campus Life: Undergraduate Cultures from the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present; Between Two Worlds; The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement; In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic; Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker; and Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember.

For the 2013-2014 academic year, the group has chosed to read Higher Education: How Colleges are Wasting our Money and Failing our Kinds and What We Can Do about It by Hacker and Dreifus in the fall and Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Brafman and Brafman in the spring.

For more information or to join, please contact Gordon at We welcome all faculty and also KCC cummunity members who work directly with students, and invite you to suggest future readings for the group. For our current and past work, please visit our wiki.

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