Teachers in the classroom often rely upon assumptions about student’s prior knowledge and educational background. However, conceptions of a received “canon” of information vary across national education systems and backgrounds. This three-part series explores how a diversity of cultural backgrounds and experiences in the classroom can benefit learning or create challenges in the classroom.

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The Office of the Provost has launched two new Request for Proposals (RFPs) for funding opportunities for Columbia faculty who are looking to integrate new educational technologies into their classroom and online teaching. The CTL is holding open office hours where interested faculty members can walk in and receive consultation and feedback on their projects and applications.