Articles by: mmahavon

Food for Thought: Food and Community Building in the Classroom

Clare Gordon Bettencourt (@dearclare), Department of History “I didn’t realize how much I missed this food line!” Charlette Gregorian, Pedagogical Fellow 2019 Following two days of facilitating the Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program (TAPDP), a required training for incoming TAs at UC Irvine, this year’s cohort of Pedagogical Fellows streamed into […]

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Introducing the Future Leaders in Pedagogy Development (FLIP’D) Blog!

Introducing the Future Leaders in Pedagogy Development (FLIP’D) Blog!

In our Developing Teaching Excellence (University Studies 390X) course, participants explore recent primary research and best pedagogical practices. Part of the course includes a capstone project, where each participant generates teaching resources. After choosing a teaching-related topic, they write a short blog post. Each post synthesizes current relevant research, as […]

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Flipped Classrooms and Second Language Acquisition

Alejandra Castellanos, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Tell me and I will forget; teach me and I will remember; involve me and I will learn Chinese proverb At the end of a first week in intermediate Spanish, a student emailed me complaining that she wasn’t learning. My teaching style, using […]

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Redefining the Purpose of Education in the Information Age

Prince Paa-Kwesi Heto, Department of Political Science How is the technological revolution changing the world of education and the art of teaching? The easy access to information due to the Internet and changing hiring practices are transforming education in fundamental ways, which makes student-centered pedagogies a must, not a choice. […]

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