My Pre-lecture thoughts for UKM-China TESL Programme:
I was ask by Associate Professor Dr. Kamisah to cover a topic on Technology for Critical Thinking on the 7th week of this semester. However, something has came up and she had asked me to cover this topic today. The notice was given Friday. Although I have all the materials in my notebook, I still had to struggle like crazy since Friday night and only early this morning manage to compile the 79 pg handout which includes the course learning matrix, assignment sheet, power point notes and materials for reading assignment. Basically my task is to share information with you about the use of technology to infuse critical thinking…and what better way to accomplish that, other than blogging!
As such, you will first need to know some basics about your students learning style and intelligences dominacy. For that, you need to know how to identify and measure your own first then later you should be able to administer the checklists for your students. Then I shall share with you some of the 7 virtues of blogging and some rules on nettiquette. By then we should be ready to venture into the world of blogging.
I dont think I have time to run and photocopy the 79 pgs lecture notes today (but hopefully there will be ample time to print at least 6 pages of handout for the workshop session and photocopy them on my way to class). As such I am attaching the notes here (lecture-notes-week-3-7-teaching-learning-with-technology-for-critical-thinking-_ukm-china-21108.pdf). You may print it from here or just browse for reading assignment and mini-project purposes which you need to prepare before we meet again during the 7th week.
Well then, enjoy reading and I shall entertain any questions throughout the course starting later after the lecture. This is my first time teaching international students as a group by itself, I hope the experience would be fruitful for both parties. Thank You!