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Choice and Student Assessment

The presenters state that students generally like flexible assessment, but not everyone likes it. Depending on where they are in their program it may also be overwhelming. Students in this class made some interesting choices. There was a default option for students who did not choose a weighting option. The measured differences in grades and found that groups of four did better than other sizes of groups. Students made a choice in the first week and were unable to change […]

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Guided Inquiry in Large Classes

Stephen McNeil talked about how he has used guided inquiry in large classes even though it is designed for small classes. Key principles: There is a planned endpoint for the learning: That is where the planning starts. Students go through a cycle of exploration, concept invention, and concept adaptation. Sharing and reporting findings with other students At the end they construct a new concept Peers from higher levels of the program can help to facilitate learning Flinging ideas at students […]

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Sharing Power and Responsibility for Learning and Evaluation with Students

This session was highly interactive and thought provoking. Participants shared that sharing power involves: Recognizing the teacher is not the expert Intrinsic motivation Peer learning Understanding that just because we taught something doesn’t mean they learned it Allowing students to help set assignment expectations I really liked the activity where we needed to work together to build a tower. The activity Who has the tallest collaborative tower at #stlhe2019sapes? pic.twitter.com/PCSkwPNeBU— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) June 12, 2019 Round 1: How […]

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Dealing With Challenges Faced by Unhappy Faculty

Deciding what session to go to was quite difficult. This one caught my interest because unhappiness is all over Twitter and on several campuses. It is also something I don’t usually see discussed at conferences that we need to learn how to deal with. We have retreats on campus and I sometimes get to suggest professional development ideas so I thought maybe I could apply the lessons from this session in my context. Professional development is an important part if […]

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Diversity and Outrage

The keynote speaker Irshad Manji at STLHE 2019 spoke about her observation that we live in a society that encourages students to be outraged at the social injustices. What follows are a few key take-aways from her talk (not detailed notes). There are a lot of good tweets summarizing her main points. How are we feeling about the future of #highereducation? Surprisingly, "excited" at #STLHE2019SAPES ! Keynote Irshad Manji on (anxiety) about diversity and education in the age of outrage […]

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Week 6, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching Subject-Specific Pedagogy Resources A team at the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education and Professional Development, led by Professor Kevin Orr, has developed resources to support teachers’ decision-making by focusing on their subject-specialist pedagogy. These online learning resources are designed to support teachers’ thinking about what informs the decisions they make in the planning and management of sessions with their students in their own particular context. The resource is made up of learning modules defining key topics, with […]

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R and RStudio

We’re using an incredibly powerful statistical software package in this class (in fact, this entire course site is built using it). Unfortunately, it does come with a bit of a learning curve. You won’t be required to learn the nitty-gritty ins and outs of the R scripting language but you will need to know the basics of what R can do. Luckily, we have RStudio to really help out with that. Below are some introductory articles and videos. Download R […]

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