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‘Deep Learning’

Making Student Thinking Visible: Metacognitive Practices in the Classroom

Mar. 11, 2013—by Nancy Chick (CFT Assistant Director) and Katie Headrick Taylor (CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow) Every Friday, the four CFT Graduate Teaching Fellows and Assistant Director Nancy Chick meet to discuss the week’s activities and then explore something substantive, either through readings or guests.  We recently discussed the “Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles of 2012”...

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Thinking About Metacognition

Jan. 10, 2013—By Cynthia Brame, CFT Assistant Director   I’ve been thinking a good bit about metacognition lately, which is kind of funny, if you think about it. Metacognition can be defined very simply as thinking about thinking, or more fully as by developmental psychologist John Flavell: “Metacognition refers to one’s knowledge concerning one’s own cognitive processes...

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The Future of Educational Technology?

Apr. 23, 2012—by CFT Director Derek Bruff I’m currently serving on a committee tasked by the Chancellor to explore how the university can use digital technologies, particularly social media, to enhance our teaching, research, and service missions. Each committee member is taking a turn to share the current technology landscape at Vanderbilt as s/he sees it. My...

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Upcoming Event: A Conversation among Students and Faculty: Describing, Achieving, and Sustaining Deep Learning

Mar. 21, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! Date & Time:      Thursday, March 22, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator:           Milt Cox, Educational Consultant Format:                Conversation on Teaching Audience:           Faculty, Students (Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students), Post-docs, and Staff Instructors want the students in their courses to engage in deep learning, learning that is meaningful and...

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