Posts Tagged “cool teaching strategies”

Traditional Instruction vs “Deliberate Practice” (Part 1)

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Traditional Instruction vs “Deliberate Practice” (Part 1)

The Latest Cark Weiman study Summary: “Science” just published (May 13, 2011) a fascinating article:  Improved Learning in a Large Enrollment Physics Class, Louis Deslauriers, Ellen Schelew, and Carl Wieman Carl is a Physics Noble prize winner, now working in science education.  The article is on an experiment they did in physics education. They waited…

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Using the Blackboard

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A comment from Maureen Bell at HERDSA led to an impromptu list of things teachers once learned: Divide the board into sections Hold the chalk at the horizontal Use the same colours for headings and subheadings each time Underline with a squiggly line rather than a straight line (because nobody can draw a straight line)…

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Fictional Blogging

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GE331 at Otago University runs a really cool class activity. Write collaboratively in a wiki.  (In this case a script for a soap opera) Blog (in character, in german) for a month.  [This is an interesting genre]  Shoot the video and put it on YouTube.  (Complete with Bloopers) See it here: seifenoper.wikispaces.com/   Fictional Blogging. …

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