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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    One example of an assignment that worked was having students read a particular article and then post two questions that they had regarding the article. The process went like this. The first student to post simply put up ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    No one would argue that in-class discussions improve when students read and think about their texts before class. But one of the most common questions that I have been asked by several faculty members is: �How do you get ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    In view of the consensus among our faculty that student evaluations are an insufficient indicator of teaching performance, a discussion is taking place on campus on how teaching should be evaluated. I hope that the following ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-17)
    The first time I heard a lecture on Web 2.0 was in April 2006 at a “WEBIST” conference in Portugal. At the time, I don’t think I quite understood what this new phase of the web meant, except that it was a collection of ...
  • 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, 2014-09-19)
    As a multi-section Core Curriculum course required for all undergraduates of AUC, Scientific Thinking (SCI120) provides unique insight on a variety of issues faced throughout the liberal arts educational system. Scientific ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    I don�t think my experience is too unusual in that I started to teach at the tertiary level while in the midst of finishing my thesis and completing the Ph.D. I had never had a course in education or psychology, and was ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    Seymour Papert (Papert 1993; 1996) believed that computers are partners in thinking and can be used to create user �micro-worlds�, where inquisitive students learn through a process of exploration and discovery. Computers ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-22)
    Let me take the opportunity to join Dr Aziza Ellozy in welcoming back all colleagues and concur with her that this is an exceptionally exciting academic year as it involves much more than our move to the new campus. This ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-23)
    Conventional academic libraries have invariably acted as gatekeepers and their interior design has reflected their role as the guardians of printed materials and their function as processing and preserving such collections. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
    In a recent issue of New Chalk Talk (Vol. 6, Issue 2) I relied upon John Berger’s pioneering work Ways of Seeing, (1972) in order to suggest the primacy of “visual texts” in the learning relationship and especially with ...
  • 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 ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-20)
    In a recent issue of New Chalk Talk (Vol.5, No: 3) Dr Doris Jones contributed a most welcome comment on the significance of visual rhetoric and argued for the integration of visual literacy into text-based writing assignments. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    Lennie Scott Webber reminds us that instructional space is “a place where both faculty members and students go to ‘work’ every day”.2 As such it constitutes the physical environment within which universities carry out their ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    I remind you of my main premise - that there may be as many different learning styles in a classroom as there are people, which should directly impact on the way I organise my teaching. I now share with you a little exercise ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    The preceding newsletter suggested that electronic portfolios constitute a key element in modern liberal education since they enable us to move beyond the“sanctity of the content”in favor of a more learner-centric approach. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    Several previous CLT Newsletters and workshops have advocated active learning strategies in the classroom as a way of enhancing “student-centered learning” and thus transforming students from being passive listeners into ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-11-05)
    Across cultures, reading behavior has been described in many languages: in French, gout de la lecture; in English, the love of reading, the habit of reading, or the desire to read; and in German, Leselust. How can AUC ...
  • 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 ...