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June 25, 2016
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Invited Speaker - Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts

Mar 4/14

 Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts has been invited to present on active learning at the University of Toronto in Mississauga.  As part of her current research on the changing teaching methodologies in Higher Education, Dr. Rowinsky has been doing extensive research on active learning and has applied these methodologies in many of her courses. The latest, taught in Fall 2013: Representations of the Female Body in Hispanic Literature was a 4th year seminar based on active learning. The impact of such methodology had a profound repercussion on both, students and instructor,  offering those involved in the teaching and learning process a safe environment where critical thinking, deep discussions and challenging topics were explored and analyzed in a thorough manner intertwining critical readings, literary texts and participants own life experiences. A group of students created and unrequested testimonial video that can be seen at:

Dr. Rowinsky's invited presentation will cover the theoretical background on active learning as well as the practical aspects. The title of the presentation title is: "Teaching Languages in a Changing World: From Passive to Active  Learners"
For more information, please contact: Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts at

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