Sherrerd Center for Teaching & Learning
The Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning was founded in 2009 through a generous bequest from the family of Kathleen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John J. F. Sherrerd, longtime supporters of excellence in teaching at Smith College. The center enables the academic success of all Smith students through faculty development efforts that support teaching and learning at the college.
News & Events
Engaging Imagination in Higher Education: The Power of Cognitive Tools
April 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Conference Center Oak Room
Gillian Judson, Executive Director of the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE), Simon Fraser University.
This session introduces Imaginative Education (IE), an approach to teaching that centralizes emotional engagement with the teaching of all subject matter. IE offers a new understanding of how knowledge grows in the mind, and how our imaginations work and change during our lives. Participants will be introduced to easy-to-use “cognitive tools” that can maximize emotional engagement and learning for the adult learners in their classes. Find out more and RSVP.
Theme for 2018–19: Partnership
While solitude has its purposes and charms, many activities like teaching and learning benefit from partnership. Just as we at the Sherrerd Center believe that there are many different ways to teach well and that all teaching is improvable, we understand that there are a variety of different kinds of partnership (student-faculty, peer instructor, institutional, community, etc.) and all partnerships are improvable. Learn more about this year’s theme.