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Pacific U: Beyond the Five-Page Paper
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"Ain't No Making It" by Sarah Stiles & Students, Georgetown U.
Beyond the Five-Page Paper
Center for Teaching
derekbruff.org / @derekbruff
"touch-up," Katie Harris, Flickr (CC)
There are no such things as learning styles.
Different content benefits from different teaching modalities.
See "Teaching at Its Best," by Linda Nilson, Chapter 26, for the research.
People learn better when multiple modalities are used.
"Square Peg, Round Hole," Yoel Ben-Avraham, Flickr (CC)
"Come Feel the Illinoise," Paul Mayne, Flickr (CC)
Don't do this.
"Paraguay," NASA Goddard, Flickr (CC)
Why Multimodal Assignments?
Image: NASA/CSC/M. Weiss
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"Center of Attention," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
David Silver's Story - http://is.gd/Yp4DSF
Novelty is interesting... and challenging.
"Blue Lobster," Richard Wood, Flickr (CC)
"A lot of meaningful activity--struggling, processing, sense-making--is going on in the intermediate space between novice and expert."
Randy Bass, http://is.gd/0AkfTk
Ashley Hasty, Merchandising, Indiana U.
Kylie Korsnack, English, Vanderbilt U.
Larisa DeSantis, Earth & Env. Science
Vivian Finch, Vanderbilt U.: http://is.gd/rOsD4F
Ole Molvig, History
Classic Children's Stories - Posters by Christian Jackson - http://is.gd/2quIWD
"Bookshelf Spectrum, Revisited," chotda, Flickr (CC)
Derek's Story - http://is.gd/OXUp2x
Doodle an idea you have for a multimodal assignment you could use in the classroom. Share with your table.
"More Ideas for Visual Learning," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
Mills Kelly, George Mason U.: http://is.gd/LUdzSN
Cynthia Brame, Biology, Vanderbilt U.
What are some unexpected assignments (blue lobsters) you've seen work well in the classroom?