Good GE Teaching Practices

 

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There are many roads to learning. People bring different talents and styles of learning to college…… Students need the opportunity to show their talents and learn in ways that work for them. Then they can be pushed to learn in new ways that do not come so easily.

– Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson (1987)

Character is like a tree and reputation is like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

– Abraham Lincoln

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Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn much just by sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing pre-packaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.

– Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson (1987)

What, of course, we want in a university is for people to learn the skills they’re going to need outside the classroom. So, having a system that had more emphasis on inquiry and exploration but also on learning and practising specific skills would fit much better with how we know people learn.

– Alison Gopnik, American Psychologist

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Reference:
Chickering, A. W., Gamson, Z. F., & Racine, W. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. Racine, Wis.: Johnson Foundation.