Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, UMass Boston
This Summer 2011 (IX, 3) issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge entitled "Teaching Transformations 2011"—a fourth of its annual “Teaching Transformations” series—brings together selected proceedings of the joint CIT (Center for Innovative Teaching)/EdTech (Educational Technology) conference held on May 12, 2011, at UMass Boston. The editors’ note describes the reasons for the bringing together of the two separately organized conferences in the past. It also reports on the new name adopted by CIT (from its former name, the Center for the Improvement of Teaching). The papers include a variety of contributions on topics such as: innovative techniques to enrich the dynamics of classroom discussions; “addressing plagiarism in a digital age”; cross-cultural/national, cross-institutional teaching of a course using online educational tools; “‘Islamicizing’ a Euro/American curriculum”; modernizing classical language education using the communicative language teaching (CLT) technique in conjunction with new educational technologies; teaching about race, caste and gender in light of the findings of anthropological and genetic sciences; and suggestions for online student collaborations based on the experience of teaching a Critical Thinking course. Contributors include: Eleanor Kutz (also as journal issue guest editor), Vivian Zamel (also as journal issue guest editor), LaMont Egle, Evelyn Navarre, Cheryl Nixon, Wayne Rhodes, Stephen Sutherland, Edward J. Romar, Annamaria Sas, Irene Yukhananov, Alan Girelli, Teddy Hristov, Mary Ball Howkins, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Tara Devi S. Ashok, Bob Schoenberg, and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi (also as journal editor-in-chief).Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge is a publication of OKCIR: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). For more information about OKCIR and other issues in its journal's Edited Collection as well as Monograph and Translation series visit OKCIR's homepage.
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