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PFF Reflection #8: Syllabus Design and Use

For this reflection, I’ll focus particularly on the English syllabi I’ve had, since English is my major. In my experience with different English syllabi over the years, I’ve found that English professors hardly pay attention to any uniform structure when it comes to writing up their syllabi. 556 more words


PFF Reflection #7: Grading and Rubrics

In my opinion, grading plans and rubrics are very much defined by the subject field you are teaching. For many science or math courses, I would expect that defining a grading scale and drawing up rubrics would be much easier. 596 more words


Newton's Path Unlikely, But Rewarding

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Seventh-round draft picks aren’t usually expected to have lengthy NFL careers.

Derek Newton is proving to be a positive anomaly of that assumption. 309 more words


PFF Reflection #6: Assessments and Feedback

The course that I am designing is an Introduction to the Novel course. I think that I will probably make it a British Fiction course, because British Fiction is a basic requirement for undergraduate English majors. 507 more words


PFF Reflection #5: Student Learning Outcomes

In what ways can thinking about and crafting Student Learning Outcomes improve the ways in which you construct your courses and teach your classes. How does having clear SLOs help in engaging students and optimizing their learning. 611 more words


PFF Syllabus Design #2: Student Learning Outcomes

Course Subject: Introduction to the Novel

Teaching Objectives:

  1. Understanding literary analysis
  2. Exploring the rises and falls of the novel as we know it
  3. Improving writing and rhetorical skills…
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Discussion: Defining Learning and Teaching

Consider Freire’s notion of problem-posing education and Taylor’s (2008) discussion of transformative learning and its emerging perspectives. To what extent can we facilitate this kind of learning and teaching in higher education? 29 more words