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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    During the 1st Session of the 109th Congress, the United States Senate passed S.Res. 39, “apologizing to the victims of lynching and the descendants of those victims for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    Reflecting on an earlier observation by Dr. Herb Thompson (Department of Economics) that most of us had to teach ourselves how to teach*, I realized early on in my career that the best way to describe my role as a teacher ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    The subject matter of our last issue, �The New Plagiarism�, generated a lot of feedback from faculty, and is obviously a high priority on many of our colleagues� minds. Following are excerpts from a memo circulated by Ms. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-20)
    In “Multiple Intelligences: What It Is and Why It's Vital Today” (New Chalk Talk, Volume5, issue 10), we took an overview of the methodology and definitions of Howard Gardner’s groundbreaking work in education and adult ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-20)
    Perspectives on adult learning have changed dramatically over the decades. Defining intelligence has expanded in many different ways, from a traditional, basic view of gaining knowledge and skills to an enhanced view of ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    Welcome back to all and I hope you've had a great summer. As we start this new academic year, many of you are finding out that AUC has established a new Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), and that I have the honor of ...
  • 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, 2014-08-19)
    Many universities in the US and elsewhere have designed or are in the process of designing new “learning spaces” to support new types of teaching and learning on their campuses. The shift in the design of these learning ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    As a �newcomer� to AUC, I attended this year�s Newcomer�s Orientation program, where plagiarism and cheating were discussed at length in one of the sessions. Although plagiarism is not new, it is apparently on the rise, ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    Educators from Dewey to Freire emphasize the importance of learning that revolves around students’ own lived experiences. Affirming the pedagogical potential of incorporating Egypt’s revolution into AUC courses, CLT conducted ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    The Center for Learning and Teaching at AUC has just launched a pilot program (Student Technology Assistants Program) aimed at helping faculty with matters of instructional technology. If you are new to teaching with ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-11)
    In many respects the two quotes above exemplify two of the core issues in modern pedagogy and especially those related to active learning and teaching methodologies that highlight critical thinking. Einstein’s quote ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-17)
    A few months ago I read an interesting and provocative article entitled “Do we assess learning? Pull up a chair...” (Fryshman, 2008) which criticized the way institutional assessment of learning was carried out in undergraduate ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    Last spring, I attended the School of Sciences and Engineering’s (SSE) retreat gathering in Alexandria, and as usual it was an inspiring and fun weekend. One of the items featured on the agenda pertained to “Faculty ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-11)
    I was very much inspired by the recent contributions to New Chalk Talk from Ryan Derby-Talbot (volume 7, issues 9 and 10) concerning reflective practices in teaching and learning. Indeed, reflective practices can very much ...
  • 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, 2011-12-05)
    This last week, students have been busy filling their evaluation forms, and once again they may or may not have insightful comments on how your course(s) and/or teaching can be improved. In an ideal situation, you would ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-04)
    I am writing in response to Maha's article in New Chalk Talk about the problems we have in persuading students to read. Firstly, I would like to thank Maha very much for a very stimulating and thought-provoking article, ...
  • 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 ...