Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 3, Summer

Addressing Plagiarism in a Digital Age
INTRODUCTION Why do students plagiarize? Are there "honest" reasons for such violations? There are many answers: some cultural (as when students' home cultures value the public, expected language over individual voices); some personal (as when students...
Breaking the Rules of Discussion: Examples of Rethinking the Student-Centered Classroom
INTRODUCTION: DISRUPTING DISCUSSION IDEAS AND PRACTICES In this essay, we explore how, when, and why teachers might want to purposely subvert conventional wisdom concerning effective discussion-based teaching. Reflective teachers embrace the student-centered...
Editors' Note: Becoming Innovative, Technologically Savvy Teachers
The present, Summer 2011 issue of Human Architecture--a fourth of its annual "Teaching Transformations" series--brings together selected proceedings of the joint CIT/EdTech conference held on May 12, 2011, at UMass Boston. How the two, separately held...
"Islamicizing" a Euro/American Curriculum
The curriculum revision task that seems most compelling to me in 2011, ten years after 9/11/2001, and after gender, race and post-colonial studies have helped decolonize the content of my courses, is "Islamicizing" my part in an art and General Education...
Modernizing Classical Language Education: Communicative Language Teaching & Educational Technology Integration in Classical Greek
I. INTRODUCTION A number of years ago, having been a student in many foreign language classrooms, I opted to audit a course on Classical Greek. What struck me was the massive difference in teaching styles between those teaching in Modern Languages...
Student Collaboration Online in a Critical Thinking Course
INTRODUCTION This article identifies several benefits of student online collaboration and describes a number of collaborative tools that can be used without charge. The author also shares with readers several different strategies for promoting collaboration,...
"Two Markets, Two Universities": An Experimental, Cross-Cultural, and Cross-Institutional Course Using Online Educational Technologies
I. INTRODUCTION Developing curricula for today's business students can be daunting. Change seems to be at "warp speed," brought about by technological developments, innovation and globalization. Business schools are faced with the challenge of preparing...
Why Is It Important to Teach about Race, Caste and Gender? an Anthropologist's Viewpoint
INTRODUCTION Race, caste, and gender are concepts that everyone in general is aware of. Being an anthropologist, teaching biological anthropology, human origins, human genetics, developmental biology and biochemistry, why do I also think that students...

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