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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    The task of assessing the quality, quantity and effectiveness of teaching in higher education has preoccupied faculty, university administrators, students, assessment agencies and many more for several decades. What is ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    Students enter AUC with high expectations, but after the first few weeks, they often express disappointment at the learning opportunities provided, which sometimes leave them lost and confused as they transition from high ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    Part of our professional development as higher education professionals is to stop and reflect on the approaches, content and techniques we employ to facilitate teaching and foster effective learning. This is paramount when ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-11-05)
    The main feature of my capstone seminar, “The Marriage Crisis and the Middle East” (HIST 4215) is an historical re-enactment based on two early-20th century Egyptian court cases. The students perform it at the annual ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-24)
    Last month, CLT hosted 2 consecutive workshops on concept mapping and mind mapping. With an encouraging faculty turnout we introduced concept mapping as a teaching tool for educators and a learning tool for students.
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-24)
    In our last issue we introduced concept mapping and mindmapping as learning and assessment tools. We discussed the context in which we decided to use these devices in “Scientific Thinking”, a course designed for freshmen. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-17)
    Most of us know what “experiential learning” is: learning by self-consciously and reflectively doing. Virtually all of us believe that it is important to supplement the transfer of information through classroom lectures ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-23)
    What makes teachers "good?" Don't we all dream to be the type of teacher for whom students continually pack their classes, so eager to learn from them that they can't wait for the next class, and sometimes even bring their ...
  • Haroun, Hebba (2012-05-22)
    The State of Maine was the first state in the U.S.A (and in the world) to implement One-to-One Computing in schools in 2001. Former Governor of Maine, King Angus believed that students needed to acquire 21st Century Skills ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    This article builds on the contribution of Dr. Pandeli Glavanis in the last issue of New Chalk Talk (November 23, 2010, Vol. 10, Issue 7) and is a follow-up on the report of the Senate working group on “Teaching Effectiveness ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-19)
    Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) is increasingly advocated as an approach to learning that helps students bridge the gap between their life as university students and their present experiences outside school as well as their ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-11)
    Continuous evaluation and assessment of courses, programs, degrees and even entire academic institutions is part of the course in modern educational systems. A key component of this process is learning outcomes and as such ...
  • Kamel, Shereen Abd El Razek (2012-05-22)
    This research study falls within the realm of exploratory work on a particular mode of delivering education. It aims to explore the rationale and implications of multigrade education both globally and nationally. It ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
    Also known as personal response systems (PRS), clickers look like small “remote controls” which each student uses to key in their answers to a multiple choice question initiated by the instructor and projected on a screen. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-24)
    Conversations with Amir Several weeks ago I ran into Amir while walking around on campus. Amir is a junior engineering major at AUC, and was a student in my Calculus III class in the fall of 2006. I remember him particularly ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-24)
    In Part 1 of this discussion, we began examining some basic assumptions in pedagogy that seem to inhibit the learning and retention of even bright, eager students. We provided an example of a student, Amir, who demonstrated ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
    As a social-economic historian by training I always respected and admired the work of the French Annales School and especially the way in which such historians as Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre, among others, in fact brought ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    The Seven Principles, as they are called, were first published in 1987, by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson, in a study supported by the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), the Association of American ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-20)
    Assessment may mean different things to different people, but in the context of higher education the common denominator in all definitions is the purpose to which it is aimed at:improving student learning. For our present ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
    Following up on our original emphasis on assessment as an integral part of teaching, his issue (the last of this series) will be devoted to classroom assessment aimed at enhancing the learning and teaching experience through ...