Gamification of Development

Patrik Hultberg, Coordinator of Educational Effectiveness, Associate Professor of Economics, Kalamazoo College Contact at: hultberg@kzoo.edu My 200-level Economic Development and Growth course was perfectly adequate. The material covered struck a good balance between theory and policy applications. I felt comfortable lecturing about the topic and students came to class and… 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 of the plenary address, members of the audience raised questions,… Read More

Peter Rutkoff: Creating a Democratic Classroom: Project-Based Learning, Dewey, and Other Pedagogical Oddities in the Liberal Arts

Peter Rutkoff, Professor of American Studies, Kenyon College (with occasional commentary by students in italics) PART I It took more than forty years, but this time I found my way to shape a classroom culture that balanced progressive theory and practice. It simply felt right. I’d been talking about a… Read More