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Gavan Watson

Techniques for creative teaching - 0 views

  • In order to teach creativity, one must teach creatively; that is, it will take a great deal of creative effort to bring out the most creative thinking in your classes.
Gavan Watson

IDEA Papers | The IDEA Center - 0 views

  • The following IDEA Papers may provide some useful ideas related to teaching and faculty evaluation.
Gavan Watson

Using "Frameworks" to Enhance Teaching and Learning | Faculty Focus - 0 views

  • I generally assign frameworks on a weekly basis, to be completed with course reading outside of class. I collect them weekly, when assigned reading is due, which helps students stay accountable to the reading and on track with our course calendar.
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MERLOT ELIXR - 0 views

  • The MERLOT ELIXR Initiative offers a digital case story repository that hosts more than 70 discipline-specific multimedia stories. Digital stories for faculty development can provide real-life experiences of exemplary teaching strategies and the process of implementing them. These digital case stories can be used freely in faculty development programs and also accessed by individual instructors.
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Final Report of the Aligning and Building Curriculum Knowledge Exchange Network Project - 0 views

  • PSE educators say they lack time to focus on learning more about new teaching practices and don’t know where to find this critical information. Collaborative, one-stop online resources can be extremely valuable, allowing  PSE teachers to move beyond simply reading the material to  discussing it with colleagues and using it to develop curriculum.
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engage - transforming teaching and learning through technology - 0 views

  • Through the Engage program, we’re partnering with instructors to transform higher education by exploring, evaluating, and disseminating methods of good practice for teaching and learning with technology.
Gavan Watson

The IDEA Center | Insight. Improvement. Impact. - 0 views

  • With a range of nationally normed, research-driven, flexible assessment services, The IDEA Center helps faculty members solicit feedback and evaluate teaching as it relates to curricular goals and the measurement of learning. We help faculty, deans, administrators, and department chairs assess how their own and the institution’s objectives are realized.
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University of Guelph Provost's White Paper | Office of the Provost | University of Guelph - 0 views

  • This white paper is an examination of that mission, and an inquiry into what the Guelph undergraduate learning experience is and could be. It is not a critique of program content—that is the realm of departmental policy, or a program or curricular review. It is instead a high-level attempt to re-imagine how the University structures and manifests that learning experience. More than anything else it is a vision-level statement of what we might need to do, as an institution, to maintain the leadership position in undergraduate education and innovation that we have enjoyed in the recent past.
Gavan Watson

The Group Rumbler - 0 views

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    Malcolm Sparrow created The GRumbler to help with the frustratingly complex (and inherently mathematical) task of dividing classes of students into small groups for the purposes of group discussions, exercises, or project work--groups which are simultaneously balanced in terms of gender, nationality, experience, or job description (or in terms of any other factors or criteria that course administrators deem important, and around which they want to guarantee optimal mixing).

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SERC - 0 views

  • The Science Education Resource Center (SERC), an office of Carleton College, works to improve education through projects that support educators. The office has special expertise in effective pedagogies, geoscience education, community organization, workshop leadership, digital libraries, website development and program and website evaluation.
Gavan Watson

Developing a teaching portfolio | University Affairs - 0 views

  • Teaching portfolios (or teaching dossiers) have become important in the application process, and essential in the promotion and tenure processes, at many universities.
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