CTE Article of the Month (November)

This article is part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this article, Joe Novak discusses the theory behind concept mapping and gives practical advice for the construction and use of concept maps. Concept maps are graphical representations of knowledge and the concepts that link knowledge. Concept mapping is a tool that can be used […]

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CTE Article of the Month (October)

This article is part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this piece, author Barbara Oakley, provides practical advice on how to coach well-meaning students to manage behavioral problems that can occur during teamwork. The article begins with a brief description of how the technique was used and gives some outcome measures as to its […]

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CTE Open Forum – Assessment in a Learning-Centered University

Much of traditional undergraduate classroom instruction at the university level focuses on content coverage, with assessments linked to comprehension of the information presented. While this may be a necessary component of learning, it does not always take into consideration the knowledge learners bring to the classroom. What does assessment look like in a learning-centered classroom? […]

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CTE Open Forum – What is a learning-centered research university?

This podcast is the first episode in a series of open forums focusing on VCU’s vision for becoming a learning-centered university. This recording from October 20, 2006 features Dr. Joe Marolla, Vice Provost of Instruction at VCU discussing the question “What is a learning-centered research university?” A reading distributed to participants at the open forum, […]

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