Genre is a idea that crosses disciplinary, national, methodological, conceptual, and pedagogical borders. The purpose of Genre across Borders (GXB) is to advance genre theory and research by helping scholars and students cross these borders. The site combines two primary functions:
- As a reference guide to scholarship in the many fields of genre study
- As a networking portal for scholars and teachers
Source: Genre Across Borders (GXB) | an international, interdisciplinary network of researchers, theories, and resources
Whether you already do student-led conferences or are interested in making a shift, this list includes a variety of go-to examples, guides, tips, and forms to help launch or improve these meetings.
Source: Student-Led Conferences: Resources for Educators | Edutopia
Because PBL is about more than learning content, PBL teachers should investigate and experiment with multi-model strategies for assessing their students’ learning skills.
Source: Evaluating Project-Based Learning | Edutopia
Reading becomes easier with experience, but it is up to each scientist to identify the techniques that work best for them.
Source: How to (seriously) read a scientific paper | Science | AAAS
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. Continue Reading →
Source: The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies | Cult of Pedagogy
Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.
Source: Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class – The Chronicle of Higher Education
When faculty in other disciplines complain that students “can’t even write a decent sentence,” (likely true when looking at the actual assignments), the problem is not that students don’t know grammar and syntax, but because they are struggling badly with making meaning, and because they have no idea what they’re trying to say, why they’re trying to say it, or to whom, flailing commences.
Source: I Cannot Prepare Students to Write Their (History, Philosophy, Sociology, Poly Sci., etc…) Papers | Just Visiting | Inside Higher Ed
New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality — not quantity — matters most.
Source: With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction — not quantity — matters | Inside Higher Ed