Category Archives: GEDI

Contemplative Practices Part 3 (Engineering and Science Higher Ed)

Last weekend, we had a wonderful conference at Virginia Tech, ‘Contemplative Practices for a Technological Society’. Here is summary of my notes that pertain to including contemplative practices in higher ed (engineering and science only) from that con… Continue reading

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PBL vs. PBL

PBL vs. PBL! When I am searching with the word, PBL, I found two different words from PBL. One is Project Based Learning and the other is Problem Based Learning. I was curious about the difference between two PBL. Why don’t … Continue reading Continue reading

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You Can’t Fix Stupid, Can You?

A little old man once told me, “You can’t fix stupid.” His point was that, sometimes, for whatever reason, people do really stupid stuff. And no matter how you try to spin the “stupid” in that stuff, at the end … Continue reading Continue reading

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Authentic tasks and Assessment

I found a very interesting video which explains the authentic tasks and how to assess them. It also presents the differences between traditional grading and authentic assessment methods. I really like this video because that little boy with the green shirt … Continue reading Continue reading

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Can We REALLY Automate Subjectivity?

So the New York Times was at it again last week, publishing several articles relating to education. Because I write a LOT of papers in my own classes, study writing, and teach writing, this article caught my attention: (Click on … Continue reading Continue reading

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Wish we had a shout-out forum~

Twitter style or FB style for our PFP class!Here is a conference/workshop thingy that I found and I want to share with our awesome PFP and GEDI classmates! (Following our energy-filled discussion in last PFP class.)This workshop also introduces the ful… Continue reading

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Wish we had a shout-out forum~

Twitter style or FB style for our PFP class!Here is a conference/workshop thingy that I found and I want to share with our awesome PFP and GEDI classmates! (Following our energy-filled discussion in last PFP class.)This workshop also introduces the ful… Continue reading

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Effects of Graduate Teaching Assistant Attire on Students

The discussion about the dressing codes in the class made me explore the possible effects of GTAs’ or instructors’ attire on students. While searching on the Internet, I ran across a study by David Roach which examined the influence of teaching assistant … Continue reading Continue reading

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Technology and Teaching Writing

I just received the Council Chronicle, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English. I read Lorna Collier’s article “Changes in Writing Instruction—the Challenge & the Promise” and couldn’t help but write about it for this blog post. … Continue reading Continue reading

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PBL, Must have contents!

PBL, Problem based learning. It sounds pretty new to me, and I tried to figure out what it is and what kind of contents are included in. I found something interesting about the answers for these two question. Please, read … Continue reading Continue reading

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