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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    During this year�s �Teaching at AUC� panel discussion at the faculty�s �Newcomers� Orientation�, the talk inevitably led to the challenge of involving and engaging our students in the process of learning. Dr Robert Switzer ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    Despite the fact that I taught for several decades in a sociology department and believed that I had attained a degree of professionalism in this field, it was Gilly Salmon, a leading British pedagogist who teaches at the ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    One of the most common obstacles in introducing active learning in the classroom, is the perception that it takes away from the lecture. The typical 40+ contact hours that a professor has with his/her students during a ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    The immediate answer to the question is a very definite and emphatic NO. In fact the rest of this short essay will argue that as all forms of social cooperation are based on some type of self-interest thus, cooperative/c ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    A new academic year has started and the Center for Learning and Teaching would like to welcome you all back. One thing is particularly different this year which you will notice soon enough if you haven�t already done so: ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    On February 8th, 2006 the Task Force on Academic Integrity and the Center for Learning and Teaching had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Don McCabe, an expert on academic integrity issues in higher education and the founding ...
  • 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, 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, 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, 2014-08-19)
    For many reasons, end-of-course evaluation data are not enough. They come in too late to benefit the students doing the evaluation and they do not give us the details we need. They are a one way communication, and students ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    One of the mandates of the Center for Learning and Teaching at AUC is to encourage an ongoing discussion about teaching and learning on campus. As a first step, we began publishing this Newsletter as a means of promoting ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    An accepted wisdom in higher education is that students� learning depends mostly on what they do in and out of class and not on what the instructor does, i.e. they learn best when they are involved in their own learning. ...
  • 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, 2014-08-19)
    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, 2014-08-20)
    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 ...