Teaching Strategies: Fink, Gagne and Smith

Teaching Strategies: Fink, Gagne and Smith

Dee Fink distinguished between passive and active learning. Passive learning involves students receiving information and ideas. In comparison, active learning engages students by providing rich learning experiences (doing, observing) and in-depth reflective dialog (with self and others). As an instructor, we should make an effort to design our class activities to provide such affordances that […]

Promoting Engagement in Larger Classes

Promoting Engagement in Larger Classes

A while back, I was asked to teach my department’s introductory course. It was called “Weather & Climate” and averaged about 30 students per semester. Over time I changed the curriculum to focus more on extreme weather and climate issues, and I retitled the course “Extreme Weather.” Now it averages about 200 students per semester. […]

Teach & Share: Active learning Exercises in a Recitation Course

Teach & Share: Active learning Exercises in a Recitation Course

Active learning Exercises in a Recitation Course. In Dr. Amulya Tatachar’s (PharmD, BCACP) courses, she implements a variety of active learning exercises including games (Jeopardy, Taboo), Peerwise, and case-based exercises to reinforce and apply concepts. She also compares traditional case-based exercises to PeerWise on student performance and perception. Come and hear how she succeeded with […]

Continuing the Discussion: Communication and Collaboration

Continuing the Discussion: Communication and Collaboration

Students participate in active learning when constructing knowledge with their peers and in reflection. Using Salmon’s stages of communication in education, this session will show participants how Canvas can encourage students to initiate and continue discussions that focus on your learning objectives. The right communication tool at the right time can make all the difference […]