EALC Pedagogy Workshop Focusing on Graduate Student Teaching of Asian Humanities at Stanford


Please RSVP to Dinner provided in the 2nd half of the meeting for those who RSVP.

It will feature a panel of speakers from 4:30-5:15 who will discuss their experiences teaching Asian humanities and share some of their successful pedagogical strategies. Panelists currently include:

-Chaofen Sun, Professor of Chinese Linguistics, EALC
-Indra Levy, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature, EALC
-Mariatte Denman, Ph.D., Associate Director for Humanities, Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning
-Yu Zhang, Teaching Assistant for "Traditional East Asian Culture: China," Autumn 2009
-Aragorn Quinn, Teaching Assistant for "Traditional East Asian Culture: Japan" Winter 2010

In the second half of the session, from 5:15-6:00, we will break into small groups of mixed faculty and graduate students from multiple fields for the purpose of brainstorming responses to a variety of commonly encountered teaching scenarios. After the small groups discuss a number of scenarios, we will then have several groups present their responses, with the goals of sharing a variety of pedagogical strategies and opening up discussion regarding how graduate students might best prepare to assist with the teaching of Asian humanities courses, and to develop and teach their own such courses, at Stanford.

Despite this workshop panel's primary focus on teaching in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, we would continue to strongly encourage all interested Stanford EAS-related grad students and faculty to consider attending. We believe that by focusing on the general theme of "teaching Asian humanities" this workshop will open up a discussion on some common teaching issues encountered across humanities departments, and provide a useful exercise for everyone involved.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
Building 250 - Room 101, EALC Library

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures