As we’ve learned throughout the course, an educator’s job is not simply to train students to recall facts and/or parrot ideas. An educator must create an environment conducive to critical thinking, so that the classroom facilitates learning, not merely memorization and recitation. The Final Project is your opportunity to show that you have a deep and meaningful understanding of the concepts covered in this course in a way that is well suited to your intelligences and talents. You can produce a Word Document or you can come up with your own way to demonstrate your understanding of the demands and implications of teaching and learning in higher education.
In this course we have considered different learning styles and diverse student populations; explored effective pedagogical methods as well as protocol; assessment; and the scholarship of teaching. After watching the video “8 Things I Wish I Knew Before College,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wcQGXQEcTQ
reflect on the Course Learning Outcomes:
Apply your learning from the course to create “A Survival Guide” that addresses the letter (i.e., procedure and practice) and the spirit (i.e., theory and ethics) of teaching in a higher education setting. Feel free to creatively answer each question in a Word document. However you choose respond, be sure to provide access to your instructor by uploading all the necessary files. Although there is 5 page length requirement for this assignment to allow creative freedom, make sure that you have fully addressed the Week Six Grading Rubric requirements. Be sure to cite your sources appropriately both in-text and separate reference page in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.