The power of reflection – a story from Greece
Adrienne Dooley NU’12 and Jim Stellar
Our last blog (8/21/12) focused on the bonding that occurred in a study abroad trip to Greece in the fall of 2011. This blog picks up where that other blog post stopped and focuses now on reflection as a critical benefit from [...]
Born That Way? Is Effective Leadership an Innate Trait or Can it Be Taught?
Cynthia Bainton and Jim Stellar
“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” – Benjamin Disraeli.
We have discussed leadership in previous blog entries but in this one we want to examine whether effective leadership can be taught or whether it [...]
Taking Ex Ed into international relations
Lara Porter QC’14 and Jim Stellar
LP is an economics and political science major who works in the Queens College Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding (CERRU) as well as participates in a small group JS runs to study the learning power of experiential education and some of its underlying psychology [...]
If a Rose is a Rose*…, when is a Reflection a Reflection?
Sarah Platt and Jim Stellar
Sarah was an undergraduate at Northeastern ¨University when I was Dean. We always had these great conversations. Then a few years intervened but now we are back even though she is in Poland where she just finished her PhD degree [...]
“Doctor” – Patient Interaction, more substantial and authentic than college
Lauren Donohoe QC ’11 &’13 and Jim Stellar
Lauren and I have written before about the dynamic of being an undergraduate researcher in a speech/audiology laboratory and how it can be like a family that encourages the intellectual development of the student. Well her undergraduate career worked [...]
Of Organizations and People
Ute Wenkemann NU’11 and Jim Stellar
Ute and I wrote a blog post in Feb-10 about what it was like to be a student from Germany studying abroad in the USA and doing co-op there. Previously, I had written a blog post with another student who studied abroad in Paris and stayed to [...]
Neurobargining – Ex Ed brain circuits in action?
Alexandra Hilbert QC 13 and Jim Stellar
We have been reading this 9/19/10 on-line paper with the title “Neural signatures of strategic types in a two-person bargaining game.” The paper aims to get at what the authors call “The management and manipulation of our own social image in the [...]
Experience comes with years
Shalini Singh CC’13 and Jim Stellar
Shalini took a neuroscience-based large general education course that I co-taught last spring to about 240 students. She sat in the middle about 3 rows back from the front. Because she was attentive in class I asked her a brief question from the floor. Because she [...]
We experience so that we may learn.
Jungyo Kim QC’13 and Jim Stellar
From my perspective (JS) the story begins when JK took a class I co-taught last spring (PSY282) and we connected over an idea for a new club she is starting to promote emotional, mental, and physical health, on the Queens College campus. But [...]
Refining a long term passion in the academy
Michaela Tralli QC’12 and Jim Stellar
Michaela took a course I co-taught last spring. We began to talk about how one finds one’s field and her field looks like it will be direct patient care in clinical psychology. Often in this blog we write about how one discovers one’s [...]