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Framing for Critical Thinking

    Setting up a frame for your class, perhaps through an essential question or two, is a good way to help students make connections and deeply learn material. A key element of critical thinking is making connections. This ability is captured in Bloom’s Taxonomy as synthesis, but even if you have some issues with Bloom’s (like me), it’s hard to argue that seeing how things fit together is a component of thinking. This is especially true when those things don’t obviously relate to one another. Seeing relationships where none obviously exist is an important thing. It’s also a hard thing, especially for students new to a class or discipline. […]

Teaching Non-Traditional Students: An Asset-Based Approach

If you were unable to attend the live webinar yesterday, please check out the recording along with the handouts. This Magna Online Seminar you will learn how to face the challenges of an increasingly diverse campus by leveraging the assets that all your students bring to the classroom. You will also learn how to design inclusive, accessible courses that enable non-traditional and traditional students alike to succeed and thrive. LINK TO SEMINAR AND HANDOUTS Click the links below to access the recording of this presentation and seminar materials. (You may also copy and paste the URLs into your browser’s address bar). On demand access will be available for 30 days after the […]

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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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