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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Instructional Resources/Extended Services: About IRES

IRES values and promotes:

  • Active Learning strategies that emphasize independent, critical, and analytic thinking;

  • Help-seeking behaviors that empower learners to achieve the assistance they need;

  • Technology and the skills necessary to effectively incorporate that technology into teaching and learning practices;

  • A welcoming environment that reduces the fear and anxiety of asking questions and acquiring new skills;

  • An attitude of possibility and of taking responsibility for one's own learning;

  • An understanding of power of knowledge and of applying knowledge to problem solving;

  • A community of learners who emphasize cooperation, creativity, and experimentation;

  • An ongoing curiosity to learn and the "aha" of new-found knowledge.