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

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

A Fully Integrated Theme-Based Inquiry Course of Introductory Chemistry (Joseph Reczek, Denison)

Joseph Reczek, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Denison University For the full report contact Joe Reczek at reczekj@denison.edu Introductory college chemistry classes provide a foundation of knowledge and skills upon which all subsequent classes in the Chemistry and Biochemistry curriculum… Read More

From Religious Literacy to Social Action: How I Discuss the Global Refugee Crisis Within Our Classes (Younus Mirza, Allegheny)

Younus Mirza, Asst. Prof. of Islamic Studies, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Allegheny College Question: Can site visits be used to teach interreligious engagement and democratic participation? Every semester I take my students to Erie,PA to visit a mosque… Read More

TED-ED and Your Head: Using Technology to Distribute Practice on Low Stakes, Generative Questions in Sensation & Perception (Nestor Matthews, Denison)

Nestor Matthews, Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program, Denison University For the full report contact Nestor Matthews at:  matthewsn@denison.edu “QUESTION: Can TED-Ed technology improve student learning and engagement?” Over the past few years I have adopted the teaching practice of flipping… Read More

Establishing Parameters for Self-Evaluation and Metacognition as an Extension of Critique in a Studio Art Course (Sheilah Wilson, Denison)

Sheilah Wilson, Studio Art Department, Denison University For the full report contact Sheilah Wilson at wilsons@denison.edu QUESTION: Can a written reflection, following oral critique, help art students take greater responsibility over their work and their learning? In Introduction to Photography… Read More

Using Science in the Media as a Gateway to the Primary Literature (Heather Rhodes, Denison)

Heather J. Rhodes, Biology Department and Neuroscience Program, Denison University [For the full report contact Heather J. Rhodes at: rhodesh@denison.edu] QUESTION: Can you increase students’ comprehension of scholarly articles in the sciences if their reading is paired with an article… Read More