Monthly Archives: March 2013

Active Listeners

This last Friday and Saturday, we had an amazing Conference organized by ASPECT Department. Listening to so many different and interesting ideas made me realize how much I like to listen. After the presentations, I was not only inspired, but also exhausted. This indicates that listening, at least in this case, was not a passive […] Continue reading

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“Skype in the classroom”

English: Conventional education is one of the most resistant to change. The technological changes that reduce the distance education have been a constant cause of progress. The technological resources enable by supplying appropriate methodology, and even exceed, classroom education, with … Continue reading Continue reading

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Being Learner-Centered & Seeing the Connections

This past week’s readings provided great practical examples and recommendations on being a “learner-centered” teacher. Dr. Campbell’s “trade” of compliance for curiosity resonates with where our focus can be when teaching. Middendorf and Kalish’s, Dr. Fowell’s, and Maryellen and Weimer’s … Continue reading Continue reading

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Groups or Teams?

This week, I’d like to continue my exploration of PBL by taking a closer look at the question:  groups or teams?  In other words, how is a group different from a team, and how do each play a role in … Continue reading Continue reading

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One medicine is not gonna work for all illnesses and all people

When you are sick, the first thing to do is seeing a doctor. Doctor asks you a bunch of questions, studies your symptoms, and, eventually, prescribes you some medicine that will help your body to defend itself better and faster. … Continue reading Continue reading

Student Learning Outcomes

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Starting Now

The last few weeks of reading for this course have been centered around the PBL, teaching styles, learning styles, etc.  All of this material has been very helpful and has affirmed the same thing:  Teaching needs a change up! For this blog, rather than reflecting on what I am learning, I am writing down a(…) Continue reading

Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes or SLOs identify what students will know, be able to do, or be able to demonstrate when they have completed or participated in a program/activity/course/project. These outcomes are usually expressed as measurable gains in knowledge and skills … Continue reading Continue reading

Interdisciplinary Education – ISAT example

Mike’s post about interdisciplinary versus multidisciplinary made me think a bit (and comment).  After commenting, I realized that I wanted to share an example of an interdisciplinary educational approach close to us – JMU’s ISAT program.  My sister happens to … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in GEDI Spring 2013

Critical Thinking

A look at some of the principles of critical thinking.

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