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Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

What’s in it for me? – Ontario Extend

As I’ve mentioned, I’m currently in the mOOC for Ontario Extend.  The first module is “Teacher for Learning”, and I’ve been really inspired by our most recent activity.  The activity asks us to think about the question “What’s in it for me?” from a student’s perspective. Obviously, as an instructor I think that my students should listen to what I’m teaching and there will be all kinds of benefits to them doing so, but it’s important sometimes to take off […]

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Extender Blogs, mOOC Cohort

Teacher for Learning – Activity #1

Carrie Mallon Teacher for Learning – Activity #1 Identified a concept that is often misunderstood in my discipline and created an analogy to help make sense of it (Prior knowledge) One of the concepts that is often misunderstood in my discipline is “valued social roles” from Social Role Valorization theory.  Students often confuse valued social roles with activities that a person may do. One way that I have been able to explain this is by having students think about a eulogy.  […]

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