Mapping course objectives and CT

I am not sure it is possible… yet, but lately I have been thinking that there must be a way to map my course objectives with critical thinking. The Bloom’s Taxonomy comes to mind… now the questions is, can a (easy to understand) mapping be done? Today I found a document from the West University of Florida which tries to educate instructors on how to write effective learning objectives. It looks like a place to start. The document can be Read More …

The material… at last.

And I thought it was over and that this project would never see the light of the day. Surprisingly, my colleague Monica Hamciuc decided to put some material available for new teachers and contacted me to check on the status of the AL&CT “book”. Well, as usual, I had to finish it. Not only because I wanted to, but because it feels really good to know that people are going to use something you have made. The material is available Read More …

Conference on Global Higher Education

Beginning of June, me and Debra presented at the “The Third Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland College Japan”. It was nice to be in a conference again and exchange ideas with other scholars. More pleasant was the fact that I was presenting about something that is having an impact on our students and actually working in practice, not only theory. [display-posts tag=”moodle” image_size=”thumbnail”] This time, I was showing how active learning and critical thinking are achieved through Read More …

CT & AL Handbook

On Friday last week I sent an email to faculty asking them to provide me a tree paragraph explanation of (at least) one CT and/or AL activity they do in their classes. The idea is to document what we are doing and also be able to provide new faculty with a tangible document introducing some ideas of AL and CT in the classroom. Well, today I finally finished the first mock-up with 11 activities. It might look as a small Read More …