Content or Learning?

When coverage is the focus, the game is memorization of disconnected facts. Students are very capable of and will express their preference for this type of learning. They are practiced at collecting lists of terms, defining them, memorizing them the night before a test, and then expelling them from their minds in a test of memory that if repeated a month, or a year later would dispel the myth that learning had taken place.

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ACUE: What is it?

“With great teaching, students succeed.” These words are a core belief of the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). The association was founded to ensure just that: great teaching. Founded in 2014, ACUE bridges the gap between content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for college and university educators. It does this by offering an online … Continue reading ACUE: What is it?

A Review: What the Best College Teachers Do

At just over a decade old, Ken Bain’s book What the Best College Teachers Do can rightly be named a classic in the literature of teaching and learning in higher education. It is a simple question: What do the best college teachers do? Bain attempted to answer the question by interviewing students, teachers, and observing … Continue reading A Review: What the Best College Teachers Do