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“Active Learning: Everyone Is Using This Term But What Does It Really Mean and How Can I Use It In My Classroom?"-Part of the CESE Summer Faculty Institute

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Find out how ECoS faculty are defining “Active Learning” and the effect it has on their classes. Presented by Richard Cyr, Professor of Biology

Event Date:

21 May 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Where:

Learn Lab, Krause Innovation Studio

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Educational research has shown that the traditional delivery of facts in a lecture format is insufficient for the level of retention and conceptual understand we know our students need to excel in science.  The question becomes how do we apply what we know about learning and the nature of science to retool our curriculum to include the deep learning experiences our students need to be successful?  This workshop focuses on “Active Learning” and provides the participants with examples of these practices and the educational research that has been done demonstrating how these methods can increase learning gains.   Prior to attending the workshop, the participants will be asked to review some introductory materials containing examples of active learning methodologies currently used by ECoS faculty in their courses.   During the workshop, the participants will create a new activity for their course based on the list ideas and the presenters will provide feedback.

 

Additional Resources from this Presentation:

Assessment and Undergraduate Research: A Partial Bibliography

Bibliography on Efficacy of Active Learning

Click here to view the presentation shown at this workshop 

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