Archive | February, 2010

CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Fostering Student Engagement

This podcast episode focuses on student engagement and features a conversation among VCU faculty members Beth Freedman, Jessica Gordon, Melissa Johnson and Jane Lucas, all of whom teach in the University College Focused Inquiry program. As the conversation unfolds we explore indicators of student engagement and discuss teaching practices and classroom conditions that support it. […]

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Article of the Month: Matching Teaching Style to Learning Style May Not Help Students

One of the first things any budding faculty member learns about is “learning style.” We have been told by both colleagues and educational development professionals that we should match our teaching styles to the learning styles of our students. This matching would necessitate understanding learning styles, measuring them, and discovering what teaching methods would appeal […]

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