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Five Habits—Easy But Often Neglected Practices That Improve Outcomes., Roben Torosyan Jun 2012

Five Habits—Easy But Often Neglected Practices That Improve Outcomes., Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Reminders For Improving Classroom Discussion, Roben Torosyan Jun 2012

Reminders For Improving Classroom Discussion, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Using Found Object Visuals To Crystallize Learning, Roben Torosyan Jun 2012

Using Found Object Visuals To Crystallize Learning, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

To help learners consolidate learning before the end of a classroom session, they can be instructed to use found objects at hand to illustrate the most salient ideas they are taking away. Such deliberate veering from verbal language alone provides easy entry to challenging material and a way to capture knowledge using mental channels other than typical verbal-linguistic ones—making learning more likely to be transformative and lasting.


Time Management Reminders To Myself, Roben Torosyan Jun 2012

Time Management Reminders To Myself, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Role Of The Facilitator In Faculty Learning Communities: Paving The Way For Growth,Productivity, And Collegiality, L. Ortquist-Ahrens, Roben Torosyan Jun 2012

The Role Of The Facilitator In Faculty Learning Communities: Paving The Way For Growth,Productivity, And Collegiality, L. Ortquist-Ahrens, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Effective facilitation is essential to creating and sustaining an environment in which faculty learning communities can thrive. Just as faculty learning communities differ qualitatively from other familiar work groups in higher education, the role of the facilitator differs from what are perhaps more familiar roles of content expert, lecturer, chairperson, or traditional leader. The authors explore the nature of facilitation; outline important facilitative attitudes, skills, and tasks; and consider a number of key concepts about adult learners and collaborative learning as well as group development and dynamics that can shed light on the experience from the point of view of ...


Teaching Self-Authorship And Self-Regulation: A Story Of Resistance And Transformation, Roben Torosyan May 2012

Teaching Self-Authorship And Self-Regulation: A Story Of Resistance And Transformation, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Studies show that many learners feel resistant to or otherwise under-prepared for learning challenges due to underdeveloped ability to self-regulate or adapt thoughts, feelings, and actions to attain their own personal goals. This narrative account illustrates pathways and pitfalls in evoking such behavior and encouraging self-authorship—the internal defining of beliefs, identity and relationships. The author describes a project in which an initially resistant student generated creative, if short-lived, solutions to personal struggles. Helpful educational interventions included questioning behavioral patterns, establishing high expectations, and reinforcing belief in ability to change. Oversights and missed opportunities included unintentionally inviting mimicry and remaining ...


Self-Reflections On Group Dynamics, Roben Torosyan May 2012

Self-Reflections On Group Dynamics, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

This article provides a first-person account of a training program in group dynamics. It is deliberately written in the first-person to capture the highly personal nature of group dynamic analysis. Proceeding through an intensive account of six days of T-groups, module facilitation, and facilitator feedback sessions, the author examines painful emotions and complicated reasoning that arose in encountering several relational and intrapsychic conflicts. In particular, feelings such as needing approval and leaping to respond to various "triggers" are emphasized and several alternatives are suggested. Applications are implied for teachers, psycho-therapists, and facilitators of groups of many kinds. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]


Stephen Colbert And Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!), Aaron Schiller, Roben Torosyan May 2012

Stephen Colbert And Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!), Aaron Schiller, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Roben Torosyan is a contributing author, "Things that make you go “what?”, p. 29-49). Book description: In Stephen Colbert's recent commencement address at Princeton University, he told the graduates not to change the world. And on the very first episode of The Colbert Report, he coined the term "truthiness," which means "not what is true, but rather what feels true." (The American Dialect Society subsequently voted "truthiness" 2005 Word of the Year, joining the august ranks of "plutoed," "red state," and "metrosexual.") Stephen Colbert, both the man and his body of work, represents a particularly rich set of philosophical ...


Designing Courses For Significant Learning: Voices Of Experience: New Directions In Teaching & Learning, 119, D. Fink, A. Fink, Roben Torosyan, Marice Rose May 2012

Designing Courses For Significant Learning: Voices Of Experience: New Directions In Teaching & Learning, 119, D. Fink, A. Fink, Roben Torosyan, Marice Rose

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Roben Torosyan and Marice Rose are contributing authors, "Integrating big questions with real world applications: Models from art history and philosophy", p. 61-70.

Book description: Higher education today is being called on to deliver a new and more powerful kind of education, one that prepares students to be more engaged citizens, better equipped to solve complex problems at work and better prepared to lead meaningful lives individually. To respond to this call, teachers in colleges and universities need to learn how to design more powerful kinds of learning into their courses. In 2003, Dee Fink published a seminal book, Creating ...


The Daily Show And Philosophy: Moment Of Zen In The Art Of Fake News, Jason Holt, Roben Torosyan May 2012

The Daily Show And Philosophy: Moment Of Zen In The Art Of Fake News, Jason Holt, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Roben Torosyan is a contributing author, "Public discourse and the Stewart model of critical thinking", p. 107-120. Book description: An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world. * Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report * Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way * Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues * Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions ...


Spirituality In Higher Education: Autoethnographies, Heewon Chang, Drick Boyd, Eileen O'Shea, Roben Torosyan, Tracey Robert, I. Haug, Betsy Bowen May 2012

Spirituality In Higher Education: Autoethnographies, Heewon Chang, Drick Boyd, Eileen O'Shea, Roben Torosyan, Tracey Robert, I. Haug, Betsy Bowen

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Roben Torosyan is a contributing co-author (with Eileen O'Shea, Tracey Robert and Betsy Bowen), " Spirituality & Professional Collegiality: Espirit de 'Core'", Chapter 5.

Book description: This collection of articles explores how a wide range of academics-- diverse in location, rank and discipline-- understand and express how they deal with spirituality in their professional lives and how they integrate spirituality in teaching, research, administration, and advising. The contributors also analyze the culture of academia and its challenges to the spiritual development of those involved. Twenty chapter authors--from a variety of faith traditions--discuss the ways in which their own beliefs have affected ...