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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 2011-11-29)
    Faculty at AUC are facing questions that many educators in the US and around the world are facing: What guidelines are there for the production of multimedia materials? Under what conditions can we introduce video and audio ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    Although research has shown that student-centered environments foster learning, those of us who teach know that creating such an environment has many obstacles. Here at AUC, the challenge is multiplied as our students have ...
  • 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, ...