The Common Good vol. 3 (2015)
Building Student Capacity for Reflective ThinkingWell-written reflective prompts, combined with thoughtful faculty feedback, can help students to grow as reflective thinkers. The ability to think critically and reflectively can empower students to positively impact their own lives in college, in their communities, and later in their places of work. This article reviews several approaches to developing effective reflective prompts with practical examples from a higher education classroom.
Twitter: Tweets for AnalystsTwitter is a popular social media outlet where companies can disseminate information about the firm. Students can obtain usable information that can potentially aid their analyses of firms, with the firm’s Twitter feed as a starting point to garner information that the firm considers to be important. This article looks at the use of social media in assignments, and includes a Business Finance assignment that requires students to find a relevant tweet from their assigned company and relate it to finance theory.
Talk Amongst Yourself: A SoTL ManifestoThis article identifies four ways that both public presentations as well as published work in the scholarship on teaching and learning could be improved, calling on all potential SoTL contributors to 1.) be yourself 2.) be convincing—but be clear 3.) be honest and 4.) be generous. The author concludes by arguing for the benefits of conceiving of the field as the “study” of teaching and learning, rather than “scholarship.”