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  • 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 ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    The world of the 21st century will be shaped and led by knowledge-based societies and nations. Globalization has already set the stage for this era through making the world interconnected more than ever and the tools of ...
  • 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, 2011-12-05)
    We aren't entertainers and shouldn't be expected to use laser light shows to maintain the interest of our students. However, research shows that students consistently report that a data display is able to maintain their ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    In a truly "smart" classroom, the instructor has a data display and every student has a computer with Internet access. The computer and Internet have become as essential to learning as the pen, paper, and textbook were in ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    In a recent issue of Liberal Education, Rick Vaz places information technology at the core of modern liberal education when he argues that “computer literacy is an empowering and liberating skill for undergraduates, useful ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    A progress report in a study conducted last year entitled �Computer use by Faculty and Students at the American University in Cairo: An ethnographic approach� (Sept. 2002), the authors, Dr M. Peterson (Anthropology) and ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    Martin Luther King famously said "I have a dream"....and we as faculty at AUC have our dreams too. One of these dreams is of being professors who have lively interaction with intelligent students. This dream depends on ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    The perennial problem of the relationship between teaching and research has persisted in academia for generations, but with some new twists during the last two decades. Traditionally young faculty were mentored in such a ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    The previous Newsletter concluded that for research to be seen to contribute to higher quality teaching faculty should provide students with a research-active syllabus where they are expected to engage with the very process ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-11-05)
    What are your views on the topic of open access publishing? Are you for it, against it, suspicious of it, ambivalent? We're hoping that whatever your views, you'll be interested in some of the events in store in the upcoming ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-01)
    I often hear faculty members complaining that students don’t ―do‖ the assigned readings and students complaining of the length, quantity and difficulty of readings assigned to them. Even more often, I hear people talking ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    Recognizing the success of recent pedagogical innovations, and in keeping with our mission to support and promote excellence in teaching, the Center for Learning and Teaching has launched a new “Classroom Action Research” ...
  • 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 ...