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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

From Lecturer to Facilitator: The Impact of a Collaborative Effort

Dr Mark Matthew Maxwell, Gregory Holdan, Allen Lias.

The role of the secondary teacher is evolving from lecturer to facilitator. But content instructors at the University level primarily use the lecture method. Should college professors evolve and modify their teaching techniques to more of a facilitator role?
We have begun an intense and far-reaching collaborative work involving middle schools, high schools, and universities in a mathematics and science partnership. Main goals include revision of core curriculum, incorporation of state standards, and sustaining a feedback loop with K-12 partners.
Sharing of pedagogical practice and the acquisition of content knowledge occurs at all levels. We summarize our work and relate how content are pedagogy are being strengthened for both the secondary teachers and college professors due to our collaborative effort. We describe other positive consequences of maintaining an ongoing dialog between various players in education in today's society.


Dr Mark Matthew Maxwell  (United States)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
Robert Morris University

Mark Maxwell is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science at RMU. He earned his ASA credential in 2003 and his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 1994.

Gregory Holdan  (United States)

Robert Morris University

Allen Lias  (United States)

Robert Morris University

  • Pedagogy
  • Collaboration
  • Facilitator

(Virtual Presentation, English)