Concept Mapping and the Constructive Learning Process

by Kelly McEnerney, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center Scientific thought…is not momentary; it is not a static instance; it is a process (Piaget, 1968).  This notion of thought as a process is the basis for certain pedagogical techniques. One such technique is concept mapping. Reasons for using this technique become clear when we reflect on the […]

Broadening our Definition of Expert

by Lauren Arend, Assistant Professor, Education I’m always looking for ways to connect my students at SLU to the broader St. Louis community.  One of the ways that I have done this is to bring local school and non-profit leaders into the classroom as guest speakers.  These guests are framed as experts who can insert a […]

Real Life, Online Service Learning: One Teacher’s Path

by Kasi Williamson, Assistant Professor & Assistant Chair, Organizational Studies Context: What, Where, and Who I Teach In the School for Professional Studies (SPS) at SLU, I teach communication courses to adult learners, in eight-week terms, in online and on-ground formats. In other words: I get to teach transformative concepts to extraordinary students in a format […]