Linking the I to the C to C: How to Get Students to Think Integratively


Contributed by Wade Pickren

Monday, October 21, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

“I emphasized reflection, seeing it not so much as something that came at the end of the portfolio process, as is so often the case (Conway 1994), but as something that threaded throughout the course, in multiple forms and for multiple intents.” - Kathleen Blake Yancey (1997)

At the heart of the new Integrative Core Curriculum is the e-portfolio, a space for students to build connections among their various learning experiences in and out of the classroom. An important goal of the Ithaca Seminar is to set the groundwork for students to think integratively over the next four years, developing essential metacognitive skills. However, the literature shows that this does not come naturally to students—they need scaffolded support throughout the semester, as well as interactive teacher and peer feedback. Writing’s Dr. Mary Lourdes Silva and Dr. Susan Adams Delaney will host workshops at the Center for Faculty Excellence to demonstrate effective strategies for instructors to provide that support and to help students make their thinking visible within TaskStream. If you have any questions or wish to contribute, contact us at or
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