A colleague who works with international students told me the following story. There was a student from China whose practice during class was to sit and listen, and not take notes. One of his professors noticed this, and was puzzled by it. Finally, one day in the middle of class the professor asked this student […]
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Teaching and Learning with High-Impact Practices
The Academy of Teaching invites you to attend our annual free mini-conference on excellence in teaching. Come together with teachers from across the campus community as we discuss high-impact practices. The sessions will focus on examples of how high-impact practices – such as undergraduate research, common intellectual experiences, and collaborative assignments – can be integrated into students’ learning experiences from the first year through graduation. Walk away with concrete ideas for how to incorporate these high-impact practices in your own classroom.
If the enthusiasm from our recent book group is any indication, you won’t want to miss Monday’s visit by James Lang, author of Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty. Lang uses concerns about cheating as a way to analyze course and assignment design, and focus on innovative ways to increase student motivation for learning. He […]