Monthly Archives: April 2016

Critical Literacy and Adult Learners

This website article provides a solid and thorough overview of critical literacy and its applications in adult learning.  I really appreciate the summaries of key principles, theorists, and applications.  Critical literacy has its roots in constructivist learning theory, one of … Continue reading

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Literacies Website

This site accompanies the book Literacies (2016) by Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope.  Although it is directly linked to the chapters in this book, which is an introduction to contemporary literacy pedagogy, there are many interesting articles and resources.  If … Continue reading

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Assessment

I recently considered having one of my classes videotaped in order to get feedback and be able to observe myself in the classroom, so the website article “The benefits of adding video to teacher evaluation” caught my attention. A two … Continue reading

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Media

The website article “Ok Google Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?” raises some attention grabbing questions for educators. For instance, does all the information at our fingertips make us smarter, and do Google searches in response to complex questions eliminate … Continue reading

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Motivational Techniques

This website article “The Resiliency of Adult Learners” immediately caught my attention, as many mature students whom I have taught have overcome considerable barriers to pursue their education.  The author John Rans comments on the complex lives of adult students … Continue reading

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Creating a Positive Learning Environment

I chose this online article entitled “The Road to Equity is Paved with Emotions” because I have experienced  both as a learner and an educator that strong emotions such as anger, grief, defensiveness etc. can come up when difficult topics such … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Adult Learners

  I am interested in supporting diversity in my classroom, so this article “Adult Learning Across Cultures” caught my eye. Tulloch points out that non-Western adult learners should be considered and understood better, as they differ from their Western counterparts … Continue reading

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Web Conference

I thoroughly enjoyed my conversations with my partner Ann Meitz, who teaches a subject in the sciences.  As humanities/social sciences instructor, I was able to get a fascinating glimpse into trends in a very different field.  Our conversation revealed both … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms

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