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  • 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 ...
  • 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, 2014-08-21)
  • 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)
  • 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, 2014-08-23)
    What makes teachers "good?" Don't we all dream to be the type of teacher for whom students continually pack their classes, so eager to learn from them that they can't wait for the next class, and sometimes even bring their ...
  • 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, 2014-08-22)
    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 ...