14 Feb, 2014

Promoting Critical Thinking and Active Learning by “Teaching Backwards”

2017-06-16T01:23:22-05:00February 14th, 2014|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVI, No. 5 | February 14, 2014 Promoting Critical Thinking and Active Learning by “Teaching Backwards” “Teaching Backwards” is an instructional method that explores cause-and-effect relationships by examining a series of connected events, starting with the last event first and proceeding backwards. Inspired by the movie “Memento,” this method promotes critical thinking [...]

13 Sep, 2013

Teaching Students to Be Active Listeners

2017-06-16T01:24:31-05:00September 13th, 2013|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXV, No. 18 | September 13, 2013 Teaching Students to Be Active Listeners The simple act of nodding your head in acknowledgment when someone is explaining an idea to you is something we learn at a relatively early age. Saying "yes" in agreement or repeating back what was stated to you to [...]

15 Feb, 2013

The Critical Thinking Biology Final

2017-06-16T01:25:12-05:00February 15th, 2013|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XXXV, No. 5 | February 15, 2013 The Critical Thinking Biology Final During my first five years of teaching Biology II for majors, I gave my students a typical multiple choice/ matching/short essay comprehensive final exam. The subject matter of the course focused on biological organization from organisms to ecosystems. Each year [...]