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ABLE Enabled Me

by Rebecca Williams —  I recently attended the annual Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) conference in Houston. The ABLE conference encouraged me to make my UCO Entomology course more transformative.  Before the conference I planned out many exercises, nearly covering the entire semester.  However, it was mostly identification of families or of morphological characters.  This is the way […]

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Transformative Potentials in a Class on Death and Dying

Dr. Gary Steward, UCO Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness UCO’s Associate Vice-Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Gary Steward, has taught a class on death and dying for several years, typically during the spring intersession. It’s been a popular class, with students of all majors enrolling in the course. By its very nature, such a class […]

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A Professor’s Experience with STLR

Faculty involvement in STLR has amazing benefits for both faculty and students, but there are some issues that can be avoided through preparation. Here are the experiences of one faculty member who has implemented several STLR projects.   Over the past year, the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has been implementing a Student Transformative Learning […]

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Passion and Pedagogy: The Transformative Journey of an up and Coming Educator

by Justin Teeman, M.Ed.  “Psychology is an arena where the premodern ways of teaching are still the most effective ones, even in contemporary life. We don’t teach psychology in elementary schools because we don’t need to. Every distracted or commanding teacher, every successful bully or heroic defier of bullying, every charming flirt or captivating class […]

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