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Hang In There! Dealing with Student Resistance to Learner-Centered Teaching

This article appeared recently in TOMORROW'S PROFESSOR eMAIL NEWSLETTER (edited by Rick Reis) and resonated with a couple of discussions I have been part of in departments where teaching staff were commenting on the issue of "selling" the living cirriculum approach to students.How do the comments and perspectives represented below sit with you?
The article was written by Richard Felder of…

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:30

Unitec resources to support the development of Living Curricula

What is a Living Curriculum? How is Unitec moving programmes towards being living curricula? What does complex conversation look like at different levels? What is the TICK? The resources linked to on this page will hopefully begin to answer these questions, and provide an overview of what the Living Curriculum means for learning and teaching at Unitec. Te Puna Ako advisors are happy to come and discuss any of these with your and your teams.

It… Continue

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 10:30

Windows on Learning - an interesting resource site

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching have created a site to collate examples of how teachers are developing their curricula…


Posted on July 30, 2010 at 16:00

Building the Teaching Commons

I have just had the pleasure of spending a few hours being inspired. I happened to get my hands on Huber and Hutchings’ 2005 book “The Advancement of Learning”. This is a follow-on publication to earlier Carnegie best-sellers such as Scholarship Reconsidered and Scholarship Assessed . The book develops the notion of a ‘teaching commons’ – a community amongst… Continue

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 21:05

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