Tag Archives: active learning

Paired teaching for faculty professional development in teaching

(In this post, I collect presentation materials related to my project studying paired teaching.) In my department, we’ve been pairing faculty together to teach courses. The main goal is to provide these faculty opportunity to develop their teaching. My job is to figure out: Are¬†they learning about teaching? The short answer is: Yes, they are. […]

Active learning works

Active learning works. Some would say the results were already clear. Active learning [1], in which students spend class time actively engaging with material, by thinking about it, practicing skills, or discussing it with their peers, should result in better¬†learning than the traditional instruction model of passively sitting in a lecture hall. After all, in […]