Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Making Expert Thinking Visible

Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra, where I am taking part in the STEM Teaching and Learning Colloquium. The fourth session is on "Making Expert Thinking Visible". The idea is to treat students as apprentices and taken them through the process an expert would use to undertake a class. The book "Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering" (Nancy Kober, 2015) is available free online.  While I see this as a good approach, there is a risk that university academics will see this as dumbing down degree programs and suggest this is just for "vocational education".

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