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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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    Understanding Diaspora

    Benjamin Weber created an activity that spans across the entire class to help students understand the concept of “diaspora” through constant reiteration of concepts from some excerpts given to the class by the instructor. Students learned how to close-read excerpts, write reflections, and create their own ideas about the theme of the class.

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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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    East Asian Text Diagrams

    Overview: This activity helps students read texts, analyze them, and present the information into a diagram.

    Goals:  Enable students to closely and quickly analyze texts.

    Introduction/Background: Students were given texts to read in class. Each of the texts was of a kind that can be represented straightforwardly as a diagram: geography (map), a series of events (cyclical calendar), or a description of the body in relation to the cosmos (a star...

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    Course Blog

    In CB51: Making the Middle Ages, the teaching staff, consisting of Professor Dan Smail and TFs Rowan Dorin, Zoe Silverman, Joey McMullen, and Rena Lauer, introduced the course with a class blog, which continued to be used throughout the course for cataloguing, exploring, and learning about historical representations.... Read more about Course Blog