for Research Papers.
This handout gives students guidelines for writing research papers
based on inquiry and critical analysis.
Writing Rubrics. Grading
rubrics like these offer a wealth of information for students while
minimizing the time instructors spend writing comments.
Writing for Learning.
Writing assignments can be a valuable tool. Instead of merely testing
factual knowledge, a good writing prompt can inspire students to
learn in a new way, to brainstorm and to synthesize ideas.
has lots of ideas on bringing critical thinking into the classroom
and on creating a positive learning experience for students. "The
Believing Game & The Doubting Game" and "The
Plagiarism Perplex" are especially interesting.
is Critical Thinking?" Be sure to check out the "attributes
of a critical thinker" in this article.
Thinking, Enlightenment, and Pedagogy. From Vanderbilt University's
Center for Teaching, this article is a provoking one for teachers
thinking about their role in student learning. Also visit their
strategies, topics and resources page.
on teaching critical thinking, social studies and global studies
in Japan" has interesting material relevant to any ESL/EFL
teacher faced with language issues in the classroom.
The WAC Clearinghouse
has lots of resources to support teachers who use writing in their
Issues and Experiments. These links, ideas, and tutorials from
an ecology website will get instructors from any discipline thinking
about interactive classrooms and innovative teaching strategies.
Research-Based Courses. An excellent resource for building research
into your courses; includes information on planning, jump-starting,
skill-building, assessment, and resources.
We Teach." This statement of teaching philosophy from Hampshire
College's School of Natural Science includes links to information
on student active learning, the case-based approach, and research-based
Teaching and Learning Forum's collection of reference materials
is apt and useful.
Writing Tutor at Williams College is insightful and useful for
students writing in any discipline.
issues, see Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's site.