Peer Review: Feedback from a Critical Friend

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As a practitioner of learner-centered instruction, I am always looking for new ways to engage students in the learning process. Keeping true to the old adage “whoever is doing the teaching is doing the learning,” my instructional style often engages students in dialog, conversation, and presentation. This year I had my first opportunity to work with students in my institution’s education department. The course I taught was the first in a series of curriculum and instruction courses. Because of the pandemic, it had not been offered in several terms, so I not only had a fairly large class but also had students at different stages in their coursework. Many students in the class were new to the program, some were midway, and several were close to graduation.

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