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TLC Workshop: Listening in the Classroom, 9/28 and TLC Fall 21 Workshop Schedule


Listening in the Classroom: How to Foster Student Agency

Tuesday, September 28, 10-11:30am, On Zoom

Traditional models of education often render students into passive subjects. In these approaches, listening is supposed to allow learners to acquire information delivered unidirectionally. However, many pedagogues, including the Reggio Emilia movement (pedagogy of listening) and Paulo Freire (critical pedagogy), have proposed more active approaches to listening in the classroom while empowering students in their role as learners.

This workshop will explore different listening strategies in the classroom to help students claim agency in the learning process. We will discuss how to incorporate students’ voices in curricular design, by allowing them to shape class topics based on their interests. By creating spaces for reflection and discussion, students can better understand their role in the learning process. Through open discussion and group works, students will develop listening and interpretative capacity.

Join us Tuesday, September 28, from 10-11:30am to explore the many ways listening would contribute to a more equitable and participatory classroom.

To register for this workshop, please visit:




Fall 2021 Teaching and Learning Center Workshops

Below are the workshops planned by the staff of the Teaching and Learning Center for the Fall 2021 semester.

To register for a workshop, please visit All workshops will happen via Zoom.


Listening in the Classroom: How to Foster Student Agency
Tuesday, September 28, 10-11:30am

Forms of Engagement: Strategies to Deepen Student Comprehension
Wednesday, October 6, 4-5:30pm

Using Realtime Tools: Developing Students Participation in STEM and Social Science Courses
Wednesday, October 13, 4-5:30pm

Beyond the Essay: Teaching Public Writing
Wednesday October 20, 6-7:30pm

What Does This Image Mean?: Incorporating Visual Methods in the (Online) Classroom
Tuesday October 26, 4:30-6:30pm

End-of-the-Semester Course Reflection
Wednesday, Dec. 8 , 4-5:30pm

To register for the above workshops, visit


See also the TLC’s collaborative workshop series with GC Digital Initiativestime and registration process TBD:

Open Platforms for Teaching & Learning at CUNY
October 13-14: Introduction to the CUNY Academic Commons and Manifold
October 20-21: Building & Customizing your Course on the Commons and Creating Texts for Teaching with Manifold
October 27-28: Discussion & Support Sessions for Open Teaching with the Commons & Manifold