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Course Design Institutes

Did you know almost 450 university community members have completed UCAT’s Course Design Institute (CDI)? Join colleagues from across the university as you take a big-picture look at a course of your choice and engage in a hands-on process of (re)-designing it to more effectively and purposefully help students learn.

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Engaging Students through Twitter

by Rob Denton, Graduate Teaching Associate, Center for the Study of Life Sciences My co-instructors (Matt Holding and Eric McCluskey) and I were designing a 2015 Maymester course called “Evolution and Ecology of Reptiles/Amphibians” and knew that the short time frame would present a unique set of both challenges and advantages. One of the main more»

Engaging Imagination

November Book Giveaway

Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers by Alison James and Stephen Brookfield Stepping outside of the comfort zone of traditional classroom methodologies, Engaging Imagination enables instructors across disciplines to engage students in learning through creative and innovative approaches and thereby help their students succeed, both in the classroom and beyond. Leading educators Alison James and more»

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