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Dept. of Chemistry’s Colloquium Series Features Brian Coppola on March 28th

Real Work is Better than Homework Dr. Brian Coppola, American Chemical Society Fellow and 2009 CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year will give a Chemistry Department Colloquium Monday, March 28, 4:15-5:30 in Stevenson Center 5211. Prof. Coppola is well known for his work in Instructional development; the abstract for his talk and two relevant recent…

Posted on March 21, 2016 in Events, News, , , ,


From the Stacks…

Learner Centered Teaching by Maryellen Weimer To help educators accomplish the goals of learner-centered teaching, this book presents the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach, and how this approach transforms the college classroom environment. Learner-Centered Teaching shows how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to content…

Posted on July 28, 2015 in Library, News, ,


Learner-Centered Teaching at Vanderbilt

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Some of us at the CFT recently read and discussed Maryellen Weimer’s new edition of Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (2013).  Simply put, learner-centered teaching aims to create active, independent thinkers who understand the processes and value of learning and apply this understanding to new contexts. Weimer…

Posted on April 10, 2013 in Commentary, ,


Making Student Thinking Visible: Metacognitive Practices in the Classroom

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”…

Posted on March 11, 2013 in Commentary, , , , ,


Thinking About Metacognition

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…

Posted on January 10, 2013 in News, , , , ,


From the Stacks…

Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success & Retention in Higher Ed by Kathleen F. Gabriel From the publisher… As societal expectations about attending college have grown, professors report increasing numbers of students who are unprepared for the rigors of postsecondary education—not just more students with learning disabilities (whose numbers have more than tripled), but…

Posted on December 9, 2011 in Library, ,