Posts Tagged “pedagogy”

Weiman article (Part 3) Engagement, Test results and Attendence

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Weiman article (Part 3) Engagement, Test results and Attendence

A look at the Weiman Study (continued).  This is one anonymous comment on the Chronicle page on this article: “I have tried most of the teaching methods out there in the course of over 20 years of teaching. Many “experimental” methods are effective, but they ALL result in less material being covered. Moral of the…

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Weiman article (Part 2) Setting up the experiment

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Weiman article (Part 2) Setting up the experiment

Continued from Part 1.  The first time I have written several posts in a row for a while.  I’ve just run a session with some staff introducing the findings of the paper, with due regard for the 40 years of work (at least) that is is based on. All quotes below from the paper. The…

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What makes a good teacher?

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What makes a good teacher?

A fraught question indeed!! This list from the ROTP project, used in teaching/teacher evaluation: “The Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) was developed as an observation instrument to provide a standardized means for detecting the degree to which K-20 classroom instruction in mathematics or science is reformed per the national science and mathematics standards.” The instructional…

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Engaged Learning

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As a belief statement I think so called engaged learning is important.  I did the workshops in China in 2007 and once again had to face the fact of how shallow some of my thinking really is in this area.  Helen reminded me of this on Monday.  We were in the middle of a workshop…

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