Nate Eastman: Teaching Excellence, Errors of Ineptitude, and the Triple Bottom Line

Nate Eastman,  Associate Professor of English, Earlham College May 1, 2017 Introduction In his 2003 Lancet article “Errors: Incompetence, Ineptitude or Failure” Lionel Opie writes that “errors are of most interest when they reflect overt incompetence or ineptitude […] or… Read More

Gender Inequality Across the World: A Digital Tool-kit for Public Awareness and Change (Karen Powell Sears, Denison)

Karen Powell Sears, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Denison University Question: How can students’ demonstrate and share their learning about social problems beyond the classroom setting? In a Sex and Gender class, students create a digital tool-kit that serves as… Read More

Changing Campus Culture One Conversation at a Time…(Drs. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis and Deirdre D. Johnston, Hope College)

Dr. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis (Professor of Psychology) and Dr. Deirdre D. Johnston (Department of Communication), Hope College We recently attended a professional conference on “Teaching Peace in the Context of Political Polarization and Partisan Divides.” During the Q & A… Read More

Patrik Hultberg: Instructional Design and Cognitive Load Theory

Patrik Hultberg, Coordinator of Educational Effectiveness, Associate Professor of Economics, Economics and Business, Kalamazoo College April 3, 2017 All teachers want their students to learn. Although there are many different definitions of learning, most would agree that learning implies that… Read More

From Knowledge to Social Action: Addressing College Student Alcohol Use Through Class “Service-Based Action Projects” (Susan Kennedy, Denison)

Susan Kennedy, Department of Psychology, Denison University Question: Can instructors leverage in-class learning to impact an important public health issue? Here’s one approach designed to use knowledge gained in a psychopharmacology class to address drinking among college students. The misuse… Read More

COLLABORATIONS: Gabriele Dillmann (Denison University) and Diana Stantcheva (American University of Bulgaria)

Gabriele Dillmann, Professor of German at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, USA, and Diana Stantcheva, Professor of German at the American University of Bulgaria (AUBG) in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, developed a set of connected courses which they have offered to their… Read More