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July 18, 2016
Message sent to Inside Higher Education
I believe it is good for students to learn to learn in many different formats;lectures, discussion groups, presentations, off-campus assignments, reading, debates, create games, seminars, online etc. etc. I try to get across the idea to my students that one can learn in any format if you are interested in doing so, and that it is a great skill to use in life, raising kids, traveling, job performance etc. I have found that students at all levels of ability are able to "get it" and feel empowered in doing so. I encourage this perspective with them, & suggest they have fun with it, and
then do sharing in classes on unusual ways they may have learned something. I also evaluate & give course credit for creative learning methods.