On Building a Community in the Classroom

By Ryan Donovan|March 10, 2016|Pedagogy Guide, Peer mentoring, Reflection, student-centered pedagogy|0 comments

This blog is a reflection on implementing strategies and tools I learned as a student in the inaugural course offered by the Futures Initiative in Spring 2015 at The Graduate Center/CUNY. Though my students gave me permission to write about their experiences, I have intentionally obscured any identifying details.   In the second week of the semester, my students were assigned to give introductory speeches to the class. As this is

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Getting Started 6: Contract Grading and Peer Review

By Cathy Davidson|August 26, 2015|Pedagogy Guide|0 comments

[Cross-posted from HASTAC] Part One: How Do I Get Started? A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Student-Centered Classroom Part I Part Two: It’s All About You Part Three: The Syllabus Part Four: Students Part Five: Collectively Writing a Constitution Part Six: Getting Started 6: Contract Grading and Peer Review   Why Student-Centered Learning Needs An Alternative Credentialing Mechanism This is the sixth in a series of blog posts I’m writing based on

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Getting Started 5: First Class: Collectively Writing a Constitution

By Cathy Davidson|August 26, 2015|Pedagogy Guide|1 comments

[Cross-posted from HASTAC] Part One: How Do I Get Started? A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Student-Centered Classroom Part I Part Two: It’s All About You Part Three: The Syllabus Part Four: Students Part Five: Collectively Writing a Constitution Part Six: Getting Started 6: Contract Grading and Peer Review   In this fifth in the series on getting started with student-centered, progressive, or open learning, I will talk about what it means

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Getting Started 4: Students (What if students are an obstacle to student-centered learning?)

By Cathy Davidson|August 26, 2015|Pedagogy Guide|3 comments

[Cross-posted from HASTAC] Part One: How Do I Get Started? A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Student-Centered Classroom Part I Part Two: It’s All About You Part Three: The Syllabus Part Four: Students Part Five: Collectively Writing a Constitution Part Six: Getting Started 6: Contract Grading and Peer Review   What do you do if one of your biggest obstacles to student-centered learning is the students?  This fourth post in my personal,

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Getting Started, Part 3: The Syllabus

By Cathy Davidson|August 6, 2015|Pedagogy Guide|3 comments

[Cross-posted from HASTAC] Part One: How Do I Get Started? A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Student-Centered Classroom Part I Part Two: It’s All About You Part Three: The Syllabus Part Four: Students Part Five: Collectively Writing a Constitution Part Six: Contract Grading and Peer Review   It takes a lot of confidence to trust your students. In this third entry in the series on how to get started with student-centered

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Getting Started, Student-Centered Learning, Part 2: It’s All About You

By Cathy Davidson|August 5, 2015|Pedagogy Guide|4 comments

[Cross-posted from HASTAC] Part One: How Do I Get Started? A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Student-Centered Classroom Part I Part Two: It’s All About You Part Three: The Syllabus Part Four: Students Part Five: Collectively Writing a Constitution Part Six: Contract Grading and Peer Review   If learning were the sole objective of schooling, it would make good, common sense to teach to the needs, requirements, experience, and interests of

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How Do I Get Started? A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Student-Centered Classroom Part I

By Cathy Davidson|August 5, 2015|Pedagogy Guide|6 comments

[Cross-posted from HASTAC] Part One: How Do I Get Started? A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Student-Centered Classroom Part I Part Two: It’s All About You Part Three: The Syllabus Part Four: Students Part Five: Collectively Writing a Constitution Part Six: Contract Grading and Peer Review    OVERVIEW OF THIS SERIES Over the next several weeks I will blog some practical suggestions for things you might try if you want to

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HASTAC Scholars’ Pedagogy Project

By Kalle Westerling|January 29, 2015|Pedagogy Guide, Research|0 comments

HASTAC has just published its Pedagogy Project, which started about a year ago when several professors asked for specific suggestions on digital or collaborative projects they could do with their students. Fiona Barnett then asked the HASTAC Scholars to provide specific assignments, in-class exercises and other projects. The response was awesome — over 80 specific and proven suggestions to shake up your syllabus! The Pedagogy Project is organized into nine

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