Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Aug 06, 2018
What's a general education? Book by noted literary critic advocates a return to the basics.
This image shows Drew McKevitt's explanatory syllabus for his upcoming flipped classroom approach to teaching intro to world history. The image is divided into two sections: "This Class is Weird. What's Going On Here?" and "So what does that mean for you?
Aug 08, 2018
An instructor's explanatory syllabus prompts a discussion of how students perceive new learning models, and how much they want to know about pedagogy before a class begins.

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Archive

March 27, 2018

The German apprenticeship model offers many valuable lessons but must be adapted to be successful in the U.S., writes Thomas Lichtenberger.

March 22, 2018

New study of faculty motivation for teaching says certain kinds of motivation -- intrinsic and believing that teaching is important -- are linked to use of best teaching practices, across institution types. Rewards and guilt appear to have no bearing on best practices.

March 20, 2018

Online education is an engine of racial inequality, argue Christopher Newfield and Cameron Sublett, and no good higher ed policy can be created ignoring that fact.

March 19, 2018

MLA data show foreign language study is on the decline, but it's unclear what comes first: institutional disinvestment in language programs or waning student interest. In any case, some campuses -- generally those making investments in programs -- are bucking the trend.

March 14, 2018

Study says students rate male instructors more highly than women even when they're teaching identical courses.

March 13, 2018

“Shocked, dismayed and angry”: faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to a plan to cut 13 majors, including English, history, political science and sociology, and expand more job-oriented programs.

March 8, 2018

Our own experiences in unfamiliar environments can help us appreciate the kinds of sustained support our students need, writes Elizabeth H. Simmons.

March 7, 2018

From 2013 to 2016, enrollments fell 9.2 percent. Declines include Spanish, still the most commonly taught language.

March 1, 2018

Measuring student outcomes is ultimately about trying to improve teaching and learning, and professors should both support and lead such efforts, writes Kate Drezek McConnell.

February 28, 2018

William G. Durden offers a practical proposal for reinventing liberal arts education.

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