Engaging Students in Active Learning

Engaging Students in Active Learning

One of the fundamental principles for designing significant learning experiences is to engage students in the process. Engaging students means to make them active participants in the learning experience so they have the opportunity not only to make sense of the content, but also to apply it in new contexts. When using Active Learning Strategies, […]

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Deep Learning Through Digital Story Telling

Deep Learning Through Digital Story Telling

Sara Kepros is an assistant professor and a reading specialist in the English Department at Kirkwood. She is also a Professional Development Fellow  for KCELT (Kirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching). Students in her class practice effective reading for the college level, they learn strategies and tools for increasing their reading comprehension. They […]

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Sharing Ideas on Incorporating Visual Rhetoric into Composition Instruction

Sharing Ideas on Incorporating Visual Rhetoric into Composition Instruction

This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Darek Benesh, assistant professor of English. Instruction and Goals Tom Ernster and I are both interested in the concept of visual rhetoric, and we both include visual rhetoric units in our classes.  Tom has a unit in his Comp I classes in which students design a visual […]

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The Classroom Lecture: Is It a Tool Whose Time Has Come?

The Classroom Lecture: Is It a Tool Whose Time Has Come?

The following was part of Professor Richard L. Underwood’s presentation to the 2012 Central States Communication Association Annual Convention. You walk into a classroom and stand before a group of people who have given a portion of their day to be “educated”.  You notice that many of them are texting last minute messages before they […]

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Role Playing in the Classroom

Role Playing in the Classroom

In 2011, Dawn Forrester Price visited KCELT to present on how role plays can facilitate the learning process.

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Natalia Cherjovsky on Group Dynamics

Natalia Cherjovsky on Group Dynamics

In 2011, Natalia Cherjovsky discussed the social importance of group exercises for the growth of learners, as well as, an array of activities and techniques to organize a group-oriented exercise for your curriculum. She blogs at http://nataliacherjovsky.blogspot.com/ and you can follow her on Twitter @NatCherjovsky.

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