Monthly Archives: November 2009

Critical thinking and knowledge bases

A couple of weeks ago our campus hosted a guest speaker who gave a presentation on assessing critical thinking skills, especially in the context of general education.  (This was part of an ongoing project on our campus to reform our general education curriculum and move more in the direction of assessment of learning outcomes.) The […]

Classroom management win!

This is, in many ways, a post-Immersion success story. Earlier this week, I taught a one-shot session for an introductory class that had about 15 first-year students and 5 seniors.  As soon as we got started, it became apparent that there was one student, evidently a senior, in the class who simply would not stop […]