Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: June 2, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"How Not to Lose Control of a Class"
Experts (including ATLE's own Kevin Yee) offer their advice for effectively dealing with classroom disturbances.

"Fostering Student Learning through the Use of Debates"
Debate activities, especially those that force students to take a positions that challenges their own beliefs, emphasize critical thinking skills.

"The Pedagogy of Trolls"
"Learning to deal with trolls, controversy, and criticism is educationally important. But the time to begin teaching students these lessons is prior to publication; not after they have been attacked."

"Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves"
Practical ways that an instructor can reinforce the motivational qualities of autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance.

"Even an Earthquake Can't Stir Student Empathy"
One professor reflects on the perceived lack of empathy from students concerning a global issue, at an institution that emphasizes global citizenship. 

Do you know of an interesting article that you would like to share with the ATLE community? Let us know! Email atle@usf.edu

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