Monthly Archives: February 2013

Socratic Seminars & Book Club Revival

The idea of Socratic Seminars are particularly interesting.  Teaching students that through doubt and systematic questioning of another person, one can reach an “ultimate Truth.”  This is an exciting idea that we could teach in a way where students will … Continue reading

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Reflection about Class

I was glad that we looked into the content of the McGonigal TedTalk.  She was stating a lot of grand ideas that we didn’t get a chance to discuss in class.  It was also nice to hear my peers’ POV.  … Continue reading

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How People Learn: How to use transfer in teaching

In chapter three of How People Learn the emphasis is on better understanding how transfer works and how one kind of learning can lead to transfer, “defined as the ability to extend what has been learned in one context to … Continue reading

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LIS blogs galore!

I want to first state that for this assignment I had a difficult time narrowing my choice down four bloggers.  There are so many perspectives that I want to follow.  So, currently I have a long list of blogs in … Continue reading

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Musings on Class 2/11/2013

I never gave much thought to surveys before.  They’ve always seemed like an ineffective or forced way to get feedback, but in light of a better way to hear from the participants, they are necessary.  So, I usually fill them … Continue reading

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Monday Evening Post #2

In class we discussed (in small groups and as a whole) many aspects to information literacy and the general confusing nature of definitions that surround the different literacies.  As usual in my classes, I am in awe of my classmates.  … Continue reading

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Formative Assessment and How People Learn

The article by D. Royce Sadler, “Formative assessment and the design of instructional systems” delves deeper into an issue brought up in previous posts and SI643 classes, expertise.   Sadler tries to understand the disconnect in some students from accurate feedback … Continue reading

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Mulitmodal Literacy and Week 3 lecture

In day-to-day discussion, literacy is typically placed into a category of recognizing written language, comprehension and application.  However, once a person begins the long journey into academic papers regarding literacy, this topic ceases to be so cut and dry especially … Continue reading

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