Research Minute: Making the Case for Making Mistakes
From a young age, we are taught the difference between right and wrong. This dichotomy is deeply ingrained in our institutions, including our education system. For students and instructors alike, a significant amount of emphasis is placed on and effort devoted to avoiding making mistakes in the classroom. However, research shows that being wrong can sometimes be worthwhile.
Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful winter break and are excited for the new semester. Our first issue of 2020 includes resources to help you get off to a great start, upcoming events, and team news--we'll introduce you to our newest team member.
As you enjoy the last days of the semester and a well-deserved winter break, the CTE team looks forward to connecting with you in 2020! The last issue of 2019 includes resources help you reflect on the past few months and look ahead, upcoming events, and team news.
Another semester is nearly in the books. While students are busy with final assignments and exams, instructors are tying up administrative loose ends and enjoying a brief lull before grading picks back up. In due time, you will have the opportunity to reflect on how things went. Though not the only source of information, student evaluations can help you identify what went well and what might be improved.
This issue includes the latest CTE blog post on the longhand vs. laptop note-taking debate, in addition to note-taking resources, upcoming events and deadline reminders, and team news. We also debuted our 2018-19 annual report and featured recent research by CTE faculty.
Research Minute: Actual vs. Feeling of Learning in Active Learning
A new study out of Harvard University aims to shed light on why many students are resistant to active learning. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, measured students’ actual learning versus their self-reported perception and feelings of learning using a highly controlled randomized experimental study.
This newsletter is all about firsts: this is our first issue of ConneCTEd, we recently launched some first-of-its-kind programming, and the first days of class are nearly upon us. The CTE team wishes you a great start to the semester and we hope you will continue connecting with us throughout the year.