James Buckingham, Mr.
Centre for Prepartory Studies,SQU
James holds masters' degrees in TESL, Online, Distance, and Adult Learning. A longtime proponent of evidence-based PD recognized through digital badges, he also continues to explore best practices in formative assessment and 21st Century skill development in the classroom.
Adapting textbook activities to promote collaboration and critical thinking skills (PP96), PaperThe presentation is targeted at any instructor who uses common core textbook exercises or printed handouts as part of their instruction. The aim is to explore why and how instructors can move beyond basic student completion and classroom review to realize more engaging student-focused activities - specifically student collaboration, and student negotiation of meaning. The presentation is informed by Bandura (Social Learning Theory), Fink (Significant Learning), Knowles (Adult Learning), and Muzar (Peer Instruction).