Monthly Archives: October 2013

Moving Students beyond Opinions to Critical Thinking

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-teaching-strategies/the-instructors-challenge-moving-students-beyond-opinions-to-critical-thinking/ “Critical thinking is defined as a reflective and reasonable thought process embodying depth, accuracy, and astute judgment to determine the merit of a decision, an object, or a theory (Alwehaibi, 2012). Creative thinking involves analysis, evaluation, and a synthesizing … Continue reading

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Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessment “This publication addresses key elements of, and questions frequently raised about, the development and use of a set of rubrics for assessment of student learning developed as part of … Continue reading

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Three Teaching Styles By Paul B. Thornton “The most effective teachers vary their styles depending on the nature of the subject matter, the phase of the course, and other factors. By so doing, they encourage and inspire students to do … Continue reading

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An Intriguing Participation Policy

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/an-intriguing-participation-policy/?utm_source=cheetah&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2013.10.02%20Faculty%20Focus%20Update “I was looking at participation policies in a collection of syllabi this week. I wouldn’t give most of them high marks—lots of vague descriptions that don’t functionally define participation and then prescribe instructor assessment at the end of course … Continue reading

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