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 these activities. Please contact Dr. Tatachar if you are interested in presenting a workshop on active learning for your department or college, or for further questions on her presentation content. Amulya.Tatachar@unthsc.edu
Questions we asked Dr. Tatachar:
- Who are you and what do you teach and do UNTHSC
- What active learning exercises?
- How do you use these assignments in your course(s)?
- What are the results?
- What else do you want us to know about the assignments?
Resources and References
- Getting Started with PeerWise
- Dr. Tatachar’s Peerwise Rubric
- Active Learning. Duke CIT https://cit.duke.edu/get-ideas/teaching-strategies/active-learning/
- Benek-Rivera, J., & Mathews, V. E. (2004). Active learning with jeopardy: Students ask the questions. Journal of Management Education, 28, 104–118.
- The Experience of Teaching an Active Learning Recitation. MIT Open Courseware http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-06-principles-of-automatic-control-fall-2012/this-course-at-mit/the-experience-of-teaching/
- Freeman, Eddy, McDonough, Smith, Okoroafor, Jordt, and Wenderoth. (2014) New meta-analysis: Active learning improve student performance PNAS, 111(23). http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410
- Hackathorn, J. et al. An Empirical Study of Active Teaching Techniques. The Journal of Effective Teaching, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2011, 40-51 http://uncw.edu/cte/et/articles/Vol11_2/Hackathorn.pdf
- Papinczak, T., Peterson, R., Brabri, A., Ward, K. Kippers, V. and Wilkinson, D. “Using Student-Generated Questions for Student-Centered Assessment.” Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012, 37 (4), 439-452.