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Teaching

How Colleges Can Open Powerful Educational Experiences to Everyone

Experiential-learning opportunities help students apply the classroom to the real world, but many of them don't get the chance.

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Teaching

In Courses on Dystopian Literature, Everybody Wants to Talk About Trump

The new president and the era of "alternative facts" have started to creep into English-literature classes across the nation.

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Teaching

‘Soar and Do Great Things’

Would the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee consider trading his teaching gigs for one more political run? Not a chance.

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Teaching

The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science

Two professors at the University of Washington want to teach students how to survive the avalanche of false or misleading data shaken loose by shifts in media, technology, and politics.

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Teaching

How Colleges Can Teach Students to Be Good Citizens

After a bruising presidential campaign, many colleges are devoting renewed attention to fostering civic engagement in their students.

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Teaching

How Can Students Be Taught to Detect Fake News and Dubious Claims?

New attention to hyperpartisan or misleading information online has prompted some people in higher education to scrutinize how they teach students to navigate the web.

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Teaching

Villanova Asks Professors to Discuss Postelection Tensions in Class

Amid a spate of racially charged and hate-motivated incidents on campuses since last week, the university stands out for urging its faculty to allow students to speak up.

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Teaching

Lesson Plans After the Shock: How Instructors Treated Trump’s Win in the Classroom

As professors grappled with their own surprise, they also had to figure out how to deal with students’ and colleagues’ questions.

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Her Students Asked About Police Shootings. So She Created a Guide for Them.

A 48-page course reader by a professor at Montclair State University has taken on a second life and illustrated students’ desire to use the classroom as a place to discuss the issue.

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Teaching

The Tricky Task of Teaching About Trump

The Republican nominee’s boundary-defying presidential campaign has political-science professors debating how much to express their views in the classroom.

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Teaching

A Higher-Education Rebel With a Cause

Sarah Short, who has taught some 44,000 students over a half-century at Syracuse University, wants to see more classroom interaction.