Archive for April, 2013

Using Screencasting for Teaching, by Kirk McDermid

by Dr. Kirk McDermid, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Montclair State University Quick (boring) facts: “Screencasting” is recording all or part of what’s happening on a computer’s display, to share with someone at a later date . It’s often used in software tutorials to give new users a visual aid to help familiarize them with […]

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Performing Arts as Pedagogy

by Christopher Parker Part of my Classical Mythology course requires students to attend a live dramatic or artistic performance. Not only are my students benefitting from the rich mythology themes often present in live performance, but most theater offerings and arts performances are rich with conceptual undertones of psychology, language, literature, physics, biology, technology, history, […]

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Experiments in Creative Approaches to Science Education, by Mika Munakata and Ashwin Vaidya

By Dr. Mika Munakata, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University and Dr. Ashwin Vaidya, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University “Newton’s second law of motion states…” In reconsidering the effectiveness of this typical script in any beginning physics course, it strikes us that while the standard method of conveying scientific information may work […]

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Creativity Research and Learning Around the Nation

Creativity Research and Scholarship Researchers at Harvard and Vanderbilt misplaced gems from the best thinkers in have identified six “latent” types of our global history. creative environments for students that move beyond the conventions of creative thinking that are measured and judged in a classroom. These are Networking, Nurturing, Idealistic, Renaissance, Social Media and Gregarious […]

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The Intersection of Arts Programming and Teaching and Learning: Creative Thinking

by Julie Dalley In a studio classroom, 12 students sit in a circle, look around themselves and at each other, and peer curiously at a gang of course instructors milling about the room. They are the inaugural class members of Creative Thinking,1 an experimental new course offered at Montclair State University designed to generate unique […]

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