Research has shown that students learn and retain material more completely when they are engaged in actively working with content. The following are links to an ever-expanding set of readings and videos on the topic of active learning in your courses.
We have begun with selections from the website Faculty Focus, which gives informative one- or two-page selections on topics of current interest to faculty. For instance, you can see that several of the articles are on the flipped classroom—a course organization in which students are encouraged to learn foundational material online before a face-to-face class in which they will work collectively on projects that involve more complex application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of that content.
- Encouraging Student Participation: Why It Pays to Sweat the Small Stuff
- “I don’t Like This One Little Bit.” Tales from a Flipped Classroom
- The Difference Between Practice and Theory
- Looking for “Flippable” Moments in Your Class
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have found readings or videos of interest on this topic that you think would be of interest to other faculty members. Also, tell me how you would rate the usefulness of these readings on a scale from 1(not useful) to 5 (very useful).