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The Center for Teaching Excellence is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CTE certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added. Want reminders of what teaching sessions are coming up soon? Join our CTE listserv by sending an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to listserv@illinois.edu, and in the body of the message write only the following:  subscribe CTE-L

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Making Sense of it All: Using Concept Maps for Teaching and Learning

Speaker Sandy Finley
Date Oct 17, 2013
Time 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  
Location 428 Armory Building
Cost Free, registration requested
Sponsor Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Contact Sandy Finley
Phone 244-4436
Event type Workshop
Views 5423

In How Learning Works, Susan Ambrose and her colleagues identify the following principle: "How students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know."

Students often struggle to connect new concepts to what they already know. Concept mapping can help students make sense of complex information by providing a means of organizing and representing knowledge. A visual format can help students gain an overview of the concepts being studied. Concept maps can be used as a tool for learning, for teaching, and for assessment. In this interactive session, you will learn about these different ways to use concept maps in your course.

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