Dr. Pete Giordano, professor of psychological science, gave a talk in the colloquium series for the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky on April 3. The title of the talk was “The Craft of Effective Teaching: Blending Science, Art, and Time Management.” As part of the visit to the University of Kentucky, Giordano also gave a talk to psychology Ph.D. students on applying for academic positions at teaching oriented institutions.
Giordano also was an invited speaker at the Global Perspectives on College and University Teaching Conference on April 7 through 9, hosted by Auburn University’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. The title of his presentation was “Going Global: Building Bridges between Western Pedagogy and the Educational Philosophy of Classical Confucianism.” The symposium provided a forum to address the impacts of globalization on teaching and learning, and offered a series of plenaries, panel presentations, concurrent and poster sessions, roundtable discussions and social activities to provide participants opportunities to share, learn and network with other teachers, students, scholars, and academic leaders from around the world. The symposium drew an international audience of college and university teachers, graduate students, faculty developers and academic leaders.