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    The Blank Syllabus

    In "The Blank Syllabus" activity, the instructor leaves assigned readings blank for some of the class sessions. The second writing assignment requires students to choose a reading from the course anthology--a reading that is then assigned to the class, thus filling in the blanks on the syllabus. The students get practice in writing about a reading of their choosing in the first assignment.... Read more about The Blank Syllabus

    Empathetic Bridge Role Play

    Students use role-playing during a case study to demonstrate narrative leadership and improvise how they would handle a difficult situation if it arose in the workplace. Through this activity, students have a chance to practice leading a group through a moment of disruption.

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    Conceptual Mapping for the Big Picture

    Overview: In this activity, students work as a group to create one large conceptual map that includes many or all of the key concepts from the course using large Post-it notes and dry easer markers.

    Class: HGSE T543: Apply Cognitive Science to Teaching and Learning (section)

    Goals

    (1)  For students to see the big picture and connections between the concepts of the course.

    (2)  To assess where students are at in their understanding of the course...

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    Reflection on Course Learning Goals

     

    Overview: This activity is designed to assess students’ understanding of the course learning goals by engaging the students in an active, individualistic question and answer session. It provides the instructor with valuable insights about his/her students’ learning and if the course learning objectives are being met.

    Course: HGSE T139 Investigating Teaching and Learning Through Close-Collaborative Examination of Student and Teacher Work

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    Minute Physics Videos

    Emily Russell designed this for Physics 95: Topics in Current Research aimed towards junior and senior concentrators in Physics.  Students were encouraged to develop their skills in explaining complicated physics topics in layman’s terms through a short video presentation. This project incorporates public speaking skills and video technology like Final Cut Pro. 

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    Peer-to-Peer Outline Feedback

    Overview: In this activity, students read each other's outlines on their final course paper and then met in small groups to give each other constructive feedback. 

    Course: H156 Research Schools

    Goals

    1) To provide students with feedback on their outlines

    2) To give students the opportunity to peer teach and to see how other students are structuring their outlines and arguments

    Introduction/Background: Research supports that peer-...

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    Reflection for Fine Tuning

     

    Overview: This reflective activity is designed to provide the instructor with feedback about students’ understanding of course concepts and about their experience with the course.

    Class: HGSE T139 Investigating Learning and Teaching Through Close Collaborative Examination of Student and Teacher Work

    Goals

    To assess students’ understanding of course concepts and their experience with the course

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