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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, 2014-09-30)
    The task of assessing the quality, quantity and effectiveness of teaching in higher education has preoccupied faculty, university administrators, students, assessment agencies and many more for several decades. What is ...
  • 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, 2014-08-19)
    On February 8th, 2006 the Task Force on Academic Integrity and the Center for Learning and Teaching had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Don McCabe, an expert on academic integrity issues in higher education and the founding ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-17)
    We all know the problems with students’ research papers. Students turn in papers with improper sources. Or they have good sources but use the material poorly. Or they use the internet when a research database would have ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-22)
    “Better thinkers...”, this is what an AUC education promises to deliver. Yet "thinking” is an outcome we do not often assess. We assess content learning, we assess student satisfaction and we spend a lot of effort evaluating ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-22)
    The very first time I walked in class to teach “Scientific Thinking”, I asked my students what they had heard about the course. One of the students responded that he heard that everything we learn in science turns out to ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-22)
    This issue continues with the theme that we started last spring, namely that of exploring and understanding our student’s intellectual development with the aim of helping them attain higher order thinking skills. We discussed ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    Conventionally teaching takes place by reference to “faculty-centered instruction in the oral tradition” which involves the delivery of content via lectures. This is invariably also accompanied by an emphasis on an ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    “Blended learning” is a term that is increasingly heard on campus these days for good reason. At the faculty retreat in 2012, online learning was identified as one of the University’s strategic goals for the near future. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    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, 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, 2014-10-07)
    Since their emergence in the mid-nineties, blogs have spread exponentially as a tool for individual and professional micropublishing. Their adoption within education has been much slower. However, there are many who advocate ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    Students enter AUC with high expectations, but after the first few weeks, they often express disappointment at the learning opportunities provided, which sometimes leave them lost and confused as they transition from high ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    Part of our professional development as higher education professionals is to stop and reflect on the approaches, content and techniques we employ to facilitate teaching and foster effective learning. This is paramount when ...
  • 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 ...