Browsing American University in Cairo Records and Publications by Keyword "Active learning"

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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-19)
    The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) has long been an advocate for "active learning‟ and numerous “New Chalk Talk” issues and CLT workshops have been devoted to the subject*. But the urgency to sound out the call ...
  • 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, 2014-11-05)
    The main feature of my capstone seminar, “The Marriage Crisis and the Middle East” (HIST 4215) is an historical re-enactment based on two early-20th century Egyptian court cases. The students perform it at the annual ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-24)
    Last month, CLT hosted 2 consecutive workshops on concept mapping and mind mapping. With an encouraging faculty turnout we introduced concept mapping as a teaching tool for educators and a learning tool for students.
  • 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, 2014-11-05)
    Student-centered teaching and learning has gained tremendous popularity among faculty and students during the last two decades and many courses seek innovative ways in which students can enhance their own learning experience ...
  • 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)
    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, 2014-08-21)
    Also known as personal response systems (PRS), clickers look like small “remote controls” which each student uses to key in their answers to a multiple choice question initiated by the instructor and projected on a screen. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
    As a social-economic historian by training I always respected and admired the work of the French Annales School and especially the way in which such historians as Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre, among others, in fact brought ...