Instructors interested in student-centered active learning pedagogy can learn more from the University of Iowa's Center for Teaching and Student Instructional Technology Assistants.
The Center works to enhance faculty professional development and advocates for meaningful learning experiences in the context of disciplinary needs and with the implementation of pedagogies and technologies appropriate to student learning needs.
SITAs guide instructors through the project planning process, provide consulting on technology and instructional design issues, offer production assistance, and introduce other Instructional Services resources as needed. SITAs also offer departmental training sessions on instructional software.
Introduction to Thinking Spatially about Urban Form and Land Use
Students will learn to think spatially about land use in a city and how commercial activities are hierarchically arranged in a region. They will be introduced to the basic quadrant technique of spatial analysis and discover on their own the phenomenon of the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP).
Introduction to Cohort Component Method (Population Projection)
Students will explain the basic idea behind the cohort component method for population projection. By the end of the class, students will construct his/her own spreadsheet based on the knowledge acquired during an assignment prior to the in-class module.
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