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Associate Professor Meena Khandelwal (Anthropology & Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies) guides students in a Big Ideas course.

The Center for Teaching is launching a new corner of the ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology web site to showcase some of the most innovative teaching happening every day at The University of Iowa. "The Extraordinary Teaching Project" includes video clips of instructors describing creative teaching strategies and reflecting on their teaching philosophies. A QuickStart guide for each clip provides examples, best practices, relevant technology and UI teaching resources.

Our newest video features Associate Professor Cornelia Lang (Physics and Astronomy) and Associate Professor Meena Khandelwal (Anthropology & Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies) describing how they have each developed a “Big Ideas” course.  Big Ideas courses are general education, interdisciplinary, active-learning courses for about 80 undergraduates centered on thematic content co-taught by several professors from different disciplines.

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