Tag: application

Object-based learning

There's something about handling an artifact or experiencing an ancient building during class that really unleashes a student's latent curiosity. In Cincinnati, I loved to use coin replicas from the University of Cincinnati Classics Department's study collection during class or in outreach presentations about ancient coins. Students were more engaged and asked a lot of questions … Continue reading Object-based learning

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning

My last post challenged us to think of ways to help students deal with the emotional stress of college and more challenging classes.  One of the questions I asked was "How do we help students gain the skills to succeed in the rat race?" One of the most common tools teachers use for this is Bloom's … Continue reading Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning