Weekly Teaching Note
Apr 08 2015
Develop Expertise in Students by Creating Cognitive Apprenticeships Learning in a discipline involves more than acquisition of content knowledge. Development of expertise requires students to develop skills in reasoning and strategies for solving disciplinary problems or applying disciplinary models to real-world applications. Fields with tradition of teaching through apprenticeships include trades and crafts dominated by skills and tasks that students can easily observe (e.g., building a cabinet, tailoring a piece of clothing). Academic disciplines present challenges because disciplinary strategies for reasoning and problem solving are cognitive strategies and are not readily observable. Nevertheless, students must acquire these skills to develop advanced skills in the discipline.
Apr 01 2015
Improving Student Learning with (Almost) No Grading

Strategies allowing students to know what they know (as well as what they don’t know) and those that help students become appropriately self- confident are linked to improved student learning. Here are three strategies that may assist our students in becoming better learners while not burying us in grading.

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Weekly Teaching Notes
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Develop Expertise in Students by Creating Cognitive Apprenticeships

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Improving Student Learning with (Almost) No Grading

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