Virginia Commonwealth University

Training

Title: PTT Series: Engaging Students in their Learning

Date/Time: 8/13/2013  1 - 2:25pm

Presenter: Zachary Goodell

Registration: 8 seats available (Max. Class Size = 25)
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Building: Academic Learning Commons   4100

Cost: $0  

Sponsor: Teaching Excellence

Audience: VCU Faculty Only

Category: Teaching/Learning

Description: The term active learning has been ballyhooed for some time now in higher education. It is often used as an umbrella term for a vast range of activities and techniques that endeavor to get students to do more in the classroom than just take notes and to do more outside of the classroom than just memorize their notes. This workshop is designed to provide participants with a research-based rationale for why active learning works, an introduction to a wide range of techniques that are suitable to various teaching contexts, and a better understanding of how to select active learning techniques based on ones instructional goals or learning outcomes. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: explain how active learning contributes to student learning; identify a range of techniques that are suitable to various teaching contexts; identify a range of techniques that are suitable to various learning outcomes; and develop an active learning technique that is grounded in one`s own course.

Contact: Zachary Goodell
827-0562
zggoodel@vcu.edu