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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-17)
    We all know the problems with students’ research papers. Students turn in papers with improper sources. Or they have good sources but use the material poorly. Or they use the internet when a research database would have ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-22)
    “Better thinkers...”, this is what an AUC education promises to deliver. Yet "thinking” is an outcome we do not often assess. We assess content learning, we assess student satisfaction and we spend a lot of effort evaluating ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-22)
    The very first time I walked in class to teach “Scientific Thinking”, I asked my students what they had heard about the course. One of the students responded that he heard that everything we learn in science turns out to ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-22)
    This issue continues with the theme that we started last spring, namely that of exploring and understanding our student’s intellectual development with the aim of helping them attain higher order thinking skills. We discussed ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    Conventionally teaching takes place by reference to “faculty-centered instruction in the oral tradition” which involves the delivery of content via lectures. This is invariably also accompanied by an emphasis on an ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    “Blended learning” is a term that is increasingly heard on campus these days for good reason. At the faculty retreat in 2012, online learning was identified as one of the University’s strategic goals for the near future. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2013-07-02)
    Although blended learning is believed to combine the best of face-to-face and online instruction, achieving the right blend from the pedagogical and practical perspectives adds a level of complexity that is unique to this ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    Although blended learning is believed to combine the best of face-to-face and online instruction, achieving the right blend from the pedagogical and practical perspectives adds a level of complexity that is unique to this ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    Since their emergence in the mid-nineties, blogs have spread exponentially as a tool for individual and professional micropublishing. Their adoption within education has been much slower. However, there are many who advocate ...
  • 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, 2011-11-29)
    During this year�s Newcomer�s Orientation, the session on �Teaching at AUC� was dominated by four topics: assessment, critical thinking, plagiarism/cheating and teaching with technology. These are indeed important issues ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-25)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-04)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-17)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-19)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-17)