Archive | July 2013

Critical Thinking Study Part 2

By Matthew Cowan As promised in last week’s post, this week we’re posting an infographic on the next stage of our critical thinking study. This particular infographic was on display at our event a few weeks ago. If the infographic needs further elaboration, don’t hesitate to leave a comment! Part 2

The LSU Top 5 #41

This is the 41st of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) College student loses lawsuit over lusty writings – AP Not many would defend a teacher professing their attraction to a student, but what about when […]

Critical Thinking Study Part 1

By Matthew Cowan, LSU Sometime last year we embarked on an investigation into what it actually means to expect our students to demonstrate critical thinking in their classwork, examinations, and assignments. We were curious to find out what our students actually thought critical thinking was and when and where it’s important to use. All this, […]

The LSU Top 5 #40

The LSU Top 5 is becoming middle age, with this being the 40th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) My fake college syllabus – Salon This honest course guide for the imaginary English 401: The […]

The LSU – one year and one blog later

By LSU staff Two weeks ago the Learning Skills Unit hosted a campus-wide event at the RMIT University Vietnam Saigon South to highlight the activities and outcomes of LSU services, programs, research projects and this blog. We had over 70 staff from academic and administrative departments attend and below is photos from that event and […]

The LSU Top 5 #39

This is the 39th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) Why I’m hiring graduates with thirds this year – The Spectator To make an employer look at your CV, get a third-class degree first! Well…maybe […]

Learning outside the classroom – a Student Council election perspective

By Huynh Ngoc Tan and David DeBrot I worked with Tan during the 2013 RMIT Vietnam Student Council Elections. As the Returning Officer, I got to see first hand how our students engage in important community initiatives such as the Student Council Elections. I invited Huynh Ngoc Tan, BIS student and campaign manager of the […]