Steps instructors should take to engage college students.
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College instructors lament over the fact that many students do not heed their syllabi. The suspicion is that they don’t read them. The problem might be solved if instructors wrote short, simple, easy-to-read syllabi. Or would it?
What Every College Instructor Needs to Know
I want to share some advice for creating assignments and writing test questions based on the work of Benjamin Bloom, specifically Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s Taxonomy is well known by many academics. However, unless you have studied education and teaching, you may not be familiar with it. Nevertheless, you should be!
Recently, I came across a website entitled TeacherVision®. It focuses on the needs of K-12 teachers, but there is quite a bit of information of value to college instructors. In fact, it has given me some ideas for future posts. This site includes useful information about Bloom’s Taxonomy. I recommend it to those of you who wish to learn more about Bloom’s Taxonomy basics without getting bogged down by the in-depth explanations one would encounter in a scholarly journal filled with highly academic jargon.
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College teaching advice for the new instructor. College teaching tips that will help the new instructor succeed.
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