How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
Are you looking for a bit of summer reading? The Center for Innovative Teaching, Learning and Assessment (CITLA) at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is sponsoring a book discussion in Fall 2013 on “How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.” CCRI has provided a link to purchase the book here.
CITLA has also released their June/July teaching tip, which primarily focuses on demonstrating to students how to create a “Pro-Con-Caveat” Grid. This teaching tip was submitted by Barbara Millis from the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As stated by CITLA, the goal of this exercise is to encourage students to reflect on issues before coming to class, to ensure preparation prior to class, and to promote higher order thinking when students in small groups make pro-con related judgments. To download the Pro-Con-Caveat Grid, please click here.