Habits of Mind: Designing Courses for Student Success
Julia M. Gossard & Chris Babits
Utah State University
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My teaching philosophy hinges on student-directed learning, creating opportunities for student success, and depth of learning versus rote memorization. Over the years, I have experimented with different ways to assess student understanding of new concepts as well as to stay connected to individual students in a timely and effective manner. I simultaneously recognize the difficulty of accomplishing this in a manner that is not terribly time-consuming for the student or for myself. Ultimately, I created an assignment that achieves my goal using several qualities highlighted in Costa et al.’s Habits of Mind framework (2022).
Evers, Jenifer, "Chapter 11- Hindsight is 20/20: The Role of Reflection in Learning" (2023). Habits of Mind. Paper 13.