Presentation on theme: "Katie Winsett, PhD Biology Department Preparing the Environment for Active Learning: examples from the large enrollment classroom."— Presentation transcript:
Katie Winsett, PhD Biology Department firstname.lastname@example.org Preparing the Environment for Active Learning: examples from the large enrollment classroom.
“An important part of our job as teachers is equipping as many of our students as possible with high-level problem-solving and thinking skills, including critical and creative thinking. If there is a broad agreement about anything in educational research, it’s that well-implemented learner-centered instruction is much more effective than traditional lecture-based instruction at promoting those skills.” Richard Felder, Chemical Engineering Education 45 (2011).
Thoughts from experience and the literature Upfront preparation The syllabus Blackboard Detailed directions Organized chaos Introductions
Thoughts from experience and the literature Upfront preparation Organized chaos Given the right tools, students will talk about the content Be very clear on how this works. Consciously address the environment Introductions
Thoughts from experience and the literature Upfront preparation Organized chaos Introductions They don’t know each other Consciously address this
Final thoughts There will be resistance. Things will not go as planned. Students will learn. Be idealistic about it; the literature supports your effort. Be prepared. Remind yourself why you do it. Reread student reflective assignments John Hunter: The World Peace Game John Hunter: The World Peace Game