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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

Instructional Strategies

(Based on Carnegie Mellon’s Instructional Strategies webpage.) How can we use class time effectively to promote student learning? In addition to lectures, there are many other instructional strategies that can help facilitate class room learning as well. (Click the links below for more information on each instructional strategy) ————————————————————————————————————–——————————– Lectures: Traditional lectures are one of the most […]

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The following entry from the 2013-2014 Teaching Issues Writing Consortium: Teaching Tips was contributed by Judith Longfield, Ph.D, Georgia Southern University ————————————————————————————————————– One of the best ways to promote deep learning is through the use of collaborative learning. To plan for collaborative learning, ask yourself: How can I structure the learning tasks? What kinds of groups should […]

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Prior Knowledge Check

The following entry from the 2013-2014 Teaching Issues Writing Consortium: Teaching Tips was contributed by Dr. Michelle Jackson Manager, English Language Institute, Professional & Public Programs at The University of Texas. ————————————————————————————————————– Favorite Teaching Quote: “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” – Thomas Carruthers Contributed Activity: On the first day of class, I […]

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The following entry from the 2013-2014 Teaching Issues Writing Consortium: Teaching Tips was contributed by Valerie Lopes, PhD Professor, Centre for Academic Excellence Seneca College and  adapted from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University Online Document Course Design Tip Sheet – available at: http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/CourseDesign.html ————————————————————————————————————– In preparing to teach a course, it […]

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