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Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

UDL aims to change the design of the environment rather than to change the learner  The UDL Guidelines are a tool used in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve...

Teaching Strategies for Effective Group Work

Ten Research-Based Steps for Effective Group Work IDEA Paper #65 • August, 2017 by Linda C. Hodges from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County A suggestion for achieving active learning in classrooms and studios...

LDC: Feedback, Self- and Peer Assessment 3.25.19 Follow-up

Learning Design Conversations on Feedback, Self- and Peer Assessment addressed the following questions: How do we teach quality self- and peer critique and feedback? What’s the role of reflection and dialogue in assessment for...

Mapping Outcomes & Learning Initiatives (MOLI): The Finissage

Beyond MOLI The Finissage When:   March 19, 2019 (Tuesday);   4-6 pm Where:  Library, 2nd Floor East Reading Room Who:  Anyone interested in learning outcomes and assessment, curricular improvement, alignment and building structures to optimize...

LDC: Criteria and Standards 2.20.19 Follow-up

Learning Design Conversations on Assessment Criteria and Standards addressed the following questions: What are *your* grading standards and how are they tools for learning? What written set of criteria do you share with your...

LDC: Educative Assessment 1.19.19 Follow-up

Educative Assessment.  When you assess student work in your classes or studios, do you practice an audit-ive, backward looking assessment? Or do you go beyond the grades and use educative assessment to enhance the...

Math and Science Teaching and Learning MiniConference

On January 18th, I attended Pratt’s Math and Science Department’s first annual Teaching & Learning Miniconference Program for 2019 Math & Science Teaching & Learning Miniconference. The event was organized by Helio Takai (Chair)...

LDC – Spring 2019 Overview

Learning Design Conversation Series CONTINUES! at the Center for Teaching and Learning RSVP now for Learning Design conversations at the Center for Teaching and Learning. Lunch will be provided. This Spring semester, we’ll continue...

LDC – Paradigm Shift

Learning Design Conversation (LDC) on October 18, 2018 This is the start of an ongoing and exciting faculty conversation series about course design, inspired by L Dee Fink’s (2013) book, Creating Significant Learning Experiences....

LDC: Integrated Design Models

Learning Design Conversation (LDC) – November 7, 2018 This is the start of an ongoing and exciting faculty conversation series about course design, inspired by L Dee Fink’s (2013) book, Creating Significant Learning Experiences....

LDC: Dreams and Goals

Learning Design Conversations (LDC) – December 3, 2018 This is the start of an ongoing and exciting faculty conversation series about course design, inspired by L Dee Fink’s (2013) book, Creating Significant Learning Experiences....

A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education

From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education By Robert B Barr and John Tagg The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at...