#ActiveLearningDay handouts

Filed in engaging students in class by on October 23, 2016 0 Comments

A nationwide Active Learning Day is being held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. This initiative is led by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as part of its efforts to improve STEM education at all levels using insights from research in the learning sciences. One element is asking instructors to spend 10 minutes of class time on the 25th, or later that week, using an active learning technique in their classroom.  Active learning techniques can be as simple as using small group discussions for problem-solving, or asking students to write down a question they have at the end of class. The following resources compiled by Prof. Natalie Farny provide a variety of examples of active learning strategies:

Variations of Think-Pair-Share

Additional Active Learning Techniques

Transitioning to the Interactive Classroom

Evidence of the Benefits of Active Learning Methods

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *