Abstract

Making learning memorable can be challenging in today’s learning environment and “beginnings and endings” of courses and classes can help engage students, focus learning and improve meaningmaking and transfer especially with students embarking on their first years at college. By exploring a selection of targeted “beginnings and endings” approaches (I-FOCUS), faculty can plan for learning experiences and memory-making that extend beyond the classroom by introducing simple, high-impact low-risk activities. This session will share the author's’ experience with classroomtested activities from their freshman classrooms at the American University in Cairo.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0196
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada