active learning

Active Learning That Distracts from Learning – Faculty Focus – Education Article

Because I teach mixed demographic courses, I often look out at a sea of distracted and unmotivated faces. Motivation is a large part of learning (Pintrich and deGroot, 2003). So, I use active learning activities, such as think-pair-share, to not only motivate students (Marbach-Ad et al., 2001), but also to enhance student learning (Bonwell and Eison, 1919; Freeman et al., 2014). If I’m being honest, active learning also has the added perk of distracting students from the monotony of my…

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Learner-Centered Teaching: 10 Ideas for Getting Started – Education Article

May 1st, 2019 By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD <!– – Looking to incorporate some learner-centered teaching principles into your courses but aren’t sure where to begin? Here are 10 activities for building student engagement and getting students more actively involved in their learning. Strategy One: Creating the Climate for Learning Use the same activity but with a different topic. For example, before the first discussion in a class, you might have students talk…

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