Contemporary Pedagogy Vs. Bureaucracy !!

At the end of the course and in my last post I would really like to thank Dr. Nelson, the TA team, and all of my classmates for this great opportunity to learn new ways of pedagogy that will pave the road for us as future professors. Now to a shocking question, can we really […]

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Paulo Freire evaluating my Syllabus!

It was really interesting to me to have a look at Paulo Freire’s point of view about how education should be like or what is called “The critical pedagogical practice”. Unfortunately, throughout my learning experience both in school and in college, I’ve never taken a class that truly applied Freire’s ideas and recommendations. I remember […]

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I Don’t Want You In My Class!!

Yes, I know the title is shocking, but I want you to imagine that you feel this from a course instructor because of your race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity group, or nationality. what would be your reaction? Of course mostly you will drop the course, but with an incurable wound. We don’t want […]

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Students from passive receptors to dancers?!!!

As an instructor, crafting your teaching philosophy that you believe is the most effective for your students is not an easy task. As Sarah Deel mentioned, you probably as a new instructor will try to imitate the way your professors used to teach you when you were in school. However, everyone has his own personality […]

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How about Assessing professors!!

Last week we talked about how we as professors assess our students and gauge how much knowledge they acquired from our courses. An important question here arises. How professors are being assessed themselves? Probably the most widely known method of evaluating university professors these days is this survey given to the students at the end […]

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Are Exams The Only Way of Assessing Students?

How many of us are scared when they hear the word “EXAM”. I bet most of us do. The reason behind this is the stress caused by studying and digesting fair amounts of information before a predetermined date and our will to pass the exam and get good grades. The exam itself is supposed to […]

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Learning styles: A problem to the how question in course design!

It was really interesting to me to see this video of Sir Ken Robinson about how to escape the education’s death valley. The main lesson I got out of this video is that we as educators should try to design our courses taking into consideration the individuality of our students. In other words, after putting […]

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Learning in the information age: Let’s Connect!

No doubt we have heard this statement before “We are now living in the information age”. Yes, this is the age of information in which knowledge is available everywhere and can be easily acquired from a tremendous variety of sources wherever we are. The corner stone of these sources is no doubt the internet. Of […]

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