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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    Collaborative projects are not new at AUC. For example, the Engineering and Computer Science departments offer two-semester courses devoted to capstone projects that involve teamwork, and group work is standard procedure ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    In the previous issue of the newsletter, I presented a model for computer supported learning in undergraduate education that is based on a philosophy that the learning process is more effective when class discussions are ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    The previous two issues of the newsletter presented a model for computer supported learning in which the course website plays a key role in guiding the learning process inside and outside the classroom. Key items of the ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    I start the Fall 2013 semester with much excitement and trepidation. In response to this summer's events, I reflected on the role of higher education in the midst of the political upheaval Egyptians now face (Bali, 2013). ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-19)
    A critical friend is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. A critic is one who tells us good and bad things about our performance. A friend supports us, whether something is good or bad. A critic is not afraid of hurting ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    As is often the case, what we write about in this newsletter is inspired by the experience of one of our faculty members. This is one of those instances and, because it is directly related to improving critical thinking/reading/ ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    If there is one feature that distinguishes an AUC education from that of all other institutions in the region, it is that ours is a Liberal Arts education. As faculty, we recognize that critical thinking figures prominently ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    Critical thinking theory has its roots in the works of Benjamin Bloom, a psychologist at the University of Chicago. Bloom (1956) categorized thinking into six processes. Bloom�s Taxonomy, as it is called, is one of the ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    Last issue, we published a guide for your students on how to read critically. Because experts recommend providing them also with criteria for assessment of critical thinking, we have chosen to share with you the Critical ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-24)
    In mid-October, I attended the Annual Conference on Academic Integrity that was held in George Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The highlights of this conference included the continuing journey of all academic ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-24)
    There is ample evidence that students are creating all types of digital content and disseminating it via the Internet. When they graduate from universities and colleges and enter such fields as business, education, government, ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    Two of my colleagues at CLT (Maha Bali and Hoda Mostafa) have recently published essays that focus on, among other things, what and how we teach at AUC. As an engaged academic and primarily a “teacher” I welcome both ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    In part 1, I argued that educating citizens and especially critical citizenship has to become an AUC priority and this must be discussed and debated at all levels of the Institution. In part 2, I propose to present some ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-01)
    A classic and honourable tradition of American educational and political thought is the manner in which it endeavours to combine intellectual and moral virtues and in particular the integration of civic responsibility into ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-20)
    On a grim and dusty Saturday morning, as street sweepers swished dry leaves into the sewers (and no roosters cuckooed on rooftops), I hopped into my car and drove to campus.Today, my class would receive intensive training ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-11-05)
    Student-centered teaching and learning has gained tremendous popularity among faculty and students during the last two decades and many courses seek innovative ways in which students can enhance their own learning experience ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-25)
    A little over a year ago, I wrote a piece in this newsletter entitled “Reflections on assessment, rubrics and e-portfolios” (New Chalk Talk, Vol.8, Issue 6), where I made the argument that we should adopt e-portfolios for ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
    I would like to add some remarks following the March 13th, 2007, issue of New Chalk Talk about "Role-Playing in Class" by Dr. Pandeli Glavanis, Associate Director of CLT. As an instructor in the English Language Institute, ...
  • 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, 2014-09-19)
    Blackboard. Lecture Capture. ScribeNotes. Turnitin.com. Wikis. Blogs. Videoblogging. Podcasts. Google Apps.(e.g. Google Talk; Google Docs; Google Reader). Ning. E-Portfolios. Horizon Wimba. Skype. Slide Share. YouTube. ...