Engaging Notre Dame Students: Moving from Silence to Scholarly Interaction
Creating a positive learning environment often involves developing meaningful interactions in the classroom. Through these meaningful interactions students are able to engage the material more thoughtfully and retain what they are learning. Faculty participants in this workshop will examine approaches to increasing student participation and enhancing student engagement with the course material. In particular, this workshop will model “Write-Pair-Share” and the “Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT)” as potential activities for building a classroom environment that creates a learning space for meaningful interactions and keeps students actively engaged in the course.
After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:
- Identify key reasons for adding active learning to your courses.
- Select from strategies that will meaningfully engage your students.
- Assess student progress by observing their interactions during active learning.
Teaching What You Don’t Know Chapter 5 – Therese Huston
In the Library:
- Teaching What You Don’t Know. Therese Hutson. Harvard University Press, 2009.
[Kaneb Center LB 2331 .H875 2009]
- Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Fox and Hackerman, Editors (2003).