Tag: Student learning

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Efficient & Engaging: Video Feedback

November 23, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Teaching with Writing

As finals draw near, you may be lining up your carrots and sticks for your big grading weekend. Video feedback can be a more time-efficient approach than written feedback, as well as a livelier medium that engages students in their learning. This Scholarly Teacher post, “No More Grading in Your Pajamas: Using Video to Provide Feedback on Assignments” […]

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Capturing Students’ Perspectives on Learning

November 15, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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This brief Chronicle of Higher Education article, “20 Things Students Say Help Them Learn,” provides students’ perspectives on what best supports their learning. While this conversation that captures students’s views on learning is of course useful at the start of the term, it can also be a helpful activity midway through your course to refocus and reenergize students in their learning […]

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Insights from Neuroscience That Can Inform Classroom Practices

October 26, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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In this article, “Implications of Affective and Social Neuroscience for Education Theory,” Mary Helen Immordino-Yang reports on recent findings in neuroscience that suggest the need for whole-person pedagogies that account for the emotional and social dimensions of thinking and learning. This new perspective from science can help inform our course development as we design interactive lectures and homework assignments, as well discussion and […]

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November Events on Integrating Metacognition

October 12, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Innovations in Undergraduate Education Speaker Series continues with an upcoming talk by Julie Stanton, PhD, (Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology; Director, Research Experience for Undergraduates, Undergraduate Biology Education Research, University of Georgia). “Metacognition: How Undergraduates Self-Regulate to Learn Biology” November 14, 2016,  4:00-5:00 pm Rebstock Hall, Room 322 Students who practice metacognition can learn more and perform better […]

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Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning?

July 13, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Research on Teaching and Learning

A recent article, “Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning?,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education* raises questions on how reading on screens may be impacting student engagement with the material. Studies cited focus on student attention and retention of information. The article includes some of the perks of online texts, such as hyperlinks and lower costs, as […]

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In PowerPoint, It’s the Headline that Makes the Difference

June 16, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Evidence-Based Strategies / Research on Teaching and Learning

PowerPoint and teaching – love it or hate it – is a prevalent combination in our classrooms. We all have seen the default slide format: a short, topical title with a bullet list of text and/or a figure underneath. But is this the best format for your students learning? That is the question that the […]

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Introducing Shawn Nordell

June 14, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

STEM Education

The Teaching Center is excited to welcome Shawn Nordell, Senior Associate Director for Faculty Programs. Shawn joins us from a recent appointment at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University. Prior to Brown, Shawn spent 16 years as a faculty member in the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University, where she […]

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Applying Critiques Beyond Art Courses

April 13, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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In this last month of the semester, we look for ways to help our students consolidate and articulate their learning. In this Tomorrow’s Professor post, Joanna Inman discusses how the art critique can serve in non-art courses not only as a model for assessing student-learning but as an active-learning method in itself. Inman writes with non-art courses and projects in […]

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There’s Still Time to Cultivate Metacognition in Your Course

April 9, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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At this point in the semester, we know if our students have been learning our courses’ concepts and skills. But have we helped them grow as reflective learners who are able to identify how they are learning in order to improve their study processes and final products? As we enter these last weeks of the semester, we still have time […]

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Reflective Writing Can Help Students Link Course Content to Their Lives

March 15, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Teaching with Writing

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, co-authored by Peter C. Brown and Washington University Psychology department professors Mark McDaniel and Henry “Roddy” Roediger, helped to kick-start a teaching experiment with surprising outcomes. With the intention of helping students  to consolidate learning and clarify misconceptions, Professor Allison Vaillancourt of the University of Arizona applied McDaniel and Roediger’s […]

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