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Increasing Identification, Thus Success And Graduation From Unlv, Emmanuel Ayim Jan 2017

Increasing Identification, Thus Success And Graduation From Unlv, Emmanuel Ayim

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

When our students are connected to UNLV at multiple levels, and identify as UNLV students, they will more likely persist and graduate.


Using Mastery Learning To Help All Students Achieve, Jori S. Beck, Christina J. Santoyo Jan 2017

Using Mastery Learning To Help All Students Achieve, Jori S. Beck, Christina J. Santoyo

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

In 1968, Benjamin Bloom outlined a specific strategy that he dubbed learning for mastery, which later became mastery learning (Guskey, 2007).


Service Learning Collaboration With Student Affairs, Nathan Hanke, Leanne Soter, Kelsi Sullivan Jan 2017

Service Learning Collaboration With Student Affairs, Nathan Hanke, Leanne Soter, Kelsi Sullivan

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Service Learning is Applicable to courses across academic disciplines


Instant Class Polling Using Mobile Devices: An Interactive And Effective Pedagogical Tool, Lori D. Johnson, Emma Babler Jan 2017

Instant Class Polling Using Mobile Devices: An Interactive And Effective Pedagogical Tool, Lori D. Johnson, Emma Babler

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Available methods of instant class feedback had been limited to technology associated with clickers purchased by students, or tied to responses from laptops, which professors have begun banning from the classroom due to distraction. However, obtaining real-time feedback on students’ comprehension of complex concepts remains a critical pedagogical goal, particularly in rule-based courses such as Professional Responsibility.


Large Class Splitting To Reduce Class Size, Ed Jorgensen Jan 2017

Large Class Splitting To Reduce Class Size, Ed Jorgensen

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

It is well recognized that smaller classes lead to improved student outcomes. However, instructor resources are limited, particularly for first year introductory classes.


In “Kahoots” With Student Engagement In The Classroom, Kim Nehls Jan 2017

In “Kahoots” With Student Engagement In The Classroom, Kim Nehls

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

In a recent classroom survey, 95 percent of my students recommended additional use of Kahoot. One student remarked that he was more likely to complete the reading in advance and participate in class if he was going to be part of a friendly competition. Kahoot is an exciting and fun way to utilize the cell phones and tablets already in play in the classroom.


Linking Information With Knowledge For Enhanced Learning, Haroon Stephen Jan 2017

Linking Information With Knowledge For Enhanced Learning, Haroon Stephen

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Learning in classroom needs continuous engagement and triggering of curiosity. A non-stop delivery of information without context becomes “blah-blah-blah”. There is a need to create a link at every step of the way in learning.


Truthiness Or Evidence-Based Reasoning? A Critical Thinking Exercise For The First Year Experience, Diane Villa Jan 2017

Truthiness Or Evidence-Based Reasoning? A Critical Thinking Exercise For The First Year Experience, Diane Villa

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Barriers to Critical Thinking Biases Emotional reasoning (truthiness) Overuse of personal experience Small case studies


The Las Vegas Wash: Student Real-World Site Involvement, Erica S. Tietjen Jan 2017

The Las Vegas Wash: Student Real-World Site Involvement, Erica S. Tietjen

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Students from all disciplines (not just Environmental Science) can gain experience with and appreciation of their local natural resources


Critical Pedagogy: Building Strong Learning Communities, Malayka Neith Cornejo Jan 2017

Critical Pedagogy: Building Strong Learning Communities, Malayka Neith Cornejo

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Strengthens instructor-student relationship; peer interactions; connection to course content, and sense of belonging. Shifts normative power structures and empowers students to co-construct the learning experience. Student voice matters.