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CELT’s book group discussions are designed to engage faculty in a range of research-based topics focusing on teaching and learning. During these lively, interdisciplinary discussions, participants are encouraged to consider how what they’ve read could stimulate changes in their individual teaching practices.

Book Groups Spring 2022

Date: Tuesday, February 15th;
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Zoom

 

Date: Monday, May 16th
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Location: In-person, Medford Campus location TBD

Date: Monday, May 16th;
Time: 3:00-4:30pm
Location: Zoom

Join us in discussing Ungrading, ed. by Susan Blum - this year’s Keynote Speaker at the University Wide Teaching Conference.  In the text, fifteen educators write about their diverse experiences going gradeless.  Based on rigorous and replicated research, this is the first book to show why and how faculty who wish to focus on learning, rather than sorting or judging, might proceed. It includes honest reflection on what makes ungrading challenging, and testimonials about what makes it transformative.

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This book group is open to those who have attended previous book discussions and to those new to the book. Email celt@tufts.edu to register and to let us know if you need a copy of the book.

Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), Edited by Susan Blum

Book Summary
The moment is right for critical reflection on what has been assumed to be a core part of schooling. In Ungrading, fifteen educators write about their diverse experiences going gradeless. Some contributors are new to the practice and some have been engaging in it for decades. Some are in humanities and social sciences, some in STEM fields. Some are in higher education, but some are the K–12 pioneers who led the way. Based on rigorous and replicated research, this is the first book to show why and how faculty who wish to focus on learning, rather than sorting or judging, might proceed. It includes honest reflection on what makes ungrading challenging, and testimonials about what makes it transformative.