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  • 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)
  • 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, 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, 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, 2014-08-20)
    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, 2014-08-19)
    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 ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    Reflecting on an earlier observation by Dr. Herb Thompson (Department of Economics) that most of us had to teach ourselves how to teach*, I realized early on in my career that the best way to describe my role as a teacher ...
  • 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, 2014-08-20)
    In “Multiple Intelligences: What It Is and Why It's Vital Today” (New Chalk Talk, Volume5, issue 10), we took an overview of the methodology and definitions of Howard Gardner’s groundbreaking work in education and adult ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-20)
    Perspectives on adult learning have changed dramatically over the decades. Defining intelligence has expanded in many different ways, from a traditional, basic view of gaining knowledge and skills to an enhanced view of ...
  • 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 ...