Getting to Know Your International Students

Christina Page Educational Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion: Teaching and Learning Commons “No culture has ever developed all human potentialities; it has always selected certain capacities, mental and emotional and moral, and shifted others. Each culture is a system of values which may well complement the values in another” — Ruth Benedict As educators, we are often asked…

Read More

February 15, 2019 | by

Blog essential questions

Shortly after writing my recent post on discussion-based learning I came across a book by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins (2013) titled Essential Questions – Opening doors for student understanding. Asking questions is something most teachers do, however have we seriously considered how the quality of the questions impacts the quality of the response? Reflecting on…

Read More

January 15, 2019 | by

Discussion Based Learning- Considerations for blended learning

“Learning through discussion is often aligned with learning through collaboration” (Laurillard, 2012). However, they are not the same pedagogical focus. The focus of collaboration is to produce something that has been created together. Discussion on the other hand is to explore concepts, negotiate meaning, share perspective and deepen understanding.   In a traditional classroom discussion is…

Read More

January 15, 2019 | by

Online Discussion forums

At first glance, asynchronous discussion-based learning seems simple and obvious, pick a question to post in a forum and post it in the learning management system. If only it was this simple. As a beginning online instructor, I used the questions given to me by a colleague and found myself frustrated with a class full…

Read More

January 15, 2019 | by

Welcome

Welcome

Learn more about the contents of this blog here.

January 8, 2019 | by