Category Archives: GEDI Spring 2013

More about PBL

“You can forget facts but you can not forget  understanding”                                              ~Professor Eric Mazur As Professor Mazur said : “it is about understanding”. PBL It is about understanding and enhancing skills and it also brings another dimension to the teaching/learning environment, besides challenging the traditional way of teaching/learning , it increase the amount of work […] Continue reading

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PBL- When the theory meets the practice.

PBL offers a new educational environment and helps to decrease the boredom, but still it can create certain uncertainty, on one hand students might think that PBL looks like a lot of work  and on the other hand the educators might find that even thought PBL is a very innovated way of teaching, still they […] Continue reading

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Information/Education is always the KEY!

When we speak about  food deserts and chronic diseases, it is frustrating to see how people can get sick due to their location and accessibility to grocery stores, but what happens when people have a healthier food choice and still do not take it?, well we can assume that income will be a barrier, also […] Continue reading

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Re: “Keep the Baby!” and “An oppressor”

I just read Kathy Kerr’s post about the value of the “lecture” and I really agree.  Reading her post helped me organize my thoughts a bit on PBL versus didactic lecture formats.  I also saw Brandon Peoples’ post “An oppressor” … Continue reading Continue reading

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Diversity: Claude Steele is the man!…er…person!

I think the universe was trying to tell me I needed to post about diversity.  In the course of three days, I was sent an article from LinkedIn about women trailing men and self-sabotaging,  then, as I was downloading recent … Continue reading Continue reading

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Need A Spring Break Beach Read? Something “Light” Yet Pertinent?

In Whistling Vivaldi, Steele also outlines the major loss of potential that our current educational system can incur–particularly as a result of standardized testing and the social/psychological perception of “identity threat,” ultimately reinforced by stereotyping. Steele implies that our current methods of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Communicating knowledge…..as a skill!

Have you ever been at the doctor’s office and the doc is talking and talking and you do not understand? Have you ever seen a person looking at you as they do not understand? Did you realize that it is not because they do not understand your words? It is because they do not really […] Continue reading

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Web of Causation- SES

Redesign  communities to improve their health. Every cause has an effect and every action a repercussion, it is easy to say but very hard to analyze and understand. Diseases are like that, they have a direct or indirect causation; while we have been having an epidemiological transition and chronic diseases have become the leading and […] Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Hidden Brain”

I’ve always been one of those people who agreed with the concept that who we ARE is defined by our actions.  It’s not what we say or what our intentions are, but what we do that shapes our identities and … Continue reading Continue reading

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A good pathway to education starts in………… Family or kindergarten?

We all know that the first school is the family, but what happened when it is time to start  education at school level? . During the past State of the Union (February 12, 2013), our President spoke about early education and its importance in kids developments and their outcomes. The President also spoke about early […] Continue reading

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