By Jeremy Berg We are all shaped by our life experiences. I certainly was influenced strongly by the community in which I grew up. My father was a math professor at Stanford University, and my mother was a physician who worked as a researcher at Stanford Medical School during my early childhood. We lived in a house on the university campus, and I attended an elementary school whose student population was about equally divided between children of university faculty and staff members, children of graduate students and children from the surrounding town.
The following principles are anchored in extensive research about teaching, learning, and the college experience. Good Practice Encourages Student — Instructor Contact Frequent student — instructor contact in and out of classes is an important factor in student motivation and involvement.
Instructor concern helps students get through rough times and keep on working. Share past experiences, values, and attitudes. Design an activity that brings students to your office during the first weeks of class. Try to get to know your students by name by the end of the first three weeks of the term.
Attend, support, and sponsor events led by student groups. Treat students as human beings with full real lives; ask how they are doing. Use email regularly to encourage and inform. Take students to professional meetings or other events in your field.
Good Practice Encourages Cooperation Among Students Learning is enhanced when it is more like a team effort than a solo race. Good learning, like good work, is collaborative and social, not competitive and isolated.
Working with others often increases involvement in learning. Encourage students to prepare together for classes or exams. Create study groups within your course. Use small group discussions, collaborative projects in and out of class, group presentations, and case study analysis.
Ask students to discuss key concepts with other students whose backgrounds and viewpoints are different from their own. Encourage students to work together.
Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to instructors, memorizing assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives.
They must make what they learn part of themselves.
Ask students to present their work to the class. Give students concrete, real life situations to analyze. Ask students to summarize similarities and differences among research findings, artistic works or laboratory results. Model asking questions, listening behaviors, and feedback.
Encourage use of professional journals. Use technology to encourage active learning. Encourage use of internships, study abroad, service learning and clinical opportunities.
Use class time to work on projects.Diversity among employees can create better performance when it comes to out-of-the-ordinary creative tasks such as product development or cracking new markets, and managers have been trying to increase diversity to achieve the benefits of innovation and fresh ideas.
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The story of the self you need to have some idea of who you have been. And, for better or worse, your remembered life story is a pretty good guide to what you will do tomorrow. "Our memory is. Teaching Outside the Classroom. Print Version. by Lily Claiborne, John Morrell, Joe Bandy and Derek Bruff.
Teaching and learning can become inherently spontaneous and student-centered when moved from the confines of the classroom into the world at large.