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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-24)
    In our last issue we introduced concept mapping and mindmapping as learning and assessment tools. We discussed the context in which we decided to use these devices in “Scientific Thinking”, a course designed for freshmen. ...
  • 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, 2014-09-19)
    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, 2014-08-20)
    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, 2014-08-21)
    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. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-22)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-24)