Reflections on Tutoring

Original Publish Date: October 21, 2016By Reid Gomez Tomorrow I receive the first batch of papers from the Insurgency and Solidarity class. The assignment: write three paragraphs. The first: where you currently stand in relationship to the material (previous knowledge). The second: what you hope to get out of the class (expectations). The third: your […]

Teaching Students How to Learn

Original Publish Date: September 26, 2016By Patrik Hultberg All of us want our students to learn as much as possible in our courses. This is why we stay current in our disciplines, attend workshops related to pedagogy and teaching effectiveness, and perhaps pick up the occasional book on teaching. Many of us, perhaps all, have […]

Reflections on Fall Colloquium

Original Publish Date: September 22, 2016By Patrik Hultberg The speaker for this year’s Fall Colloquium on Teaching and Learning was Dr. Geoffrey Cohen. Dr. Cohen gave a talk titled “Powerful but Invisible: Social Psychological Factors that Shape Student Success.” A brief recap of his talk can be found on the Fall Colloquium page, but here […]

How Today’s Students Learn

Original Publish Date: September 19, 2016By Patrik Hultberg I was recently asked the question, “How do today’s students learn?” It is an important question, but my initial answer was “the same way as students have always learned.” My cavalier response was influenced by my recent reading of books on cognitive psychology and learning. Clearly the […]