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Active Learning


Teaching Tips for the Week of September 18, 2023

September 14, 2023 by | Monday Motivations

The Power of Prediction: Activating Prior Knowledge to Boost Learning In a traditional course structure, we deliver information through readings, lectures, and other instructional activities. Students are then asked to practice the skills or application of information we’ve provided by answering questions or solving problems. What would happen if we asked students to answer these

Tips for the Week of May 1, 2023

April 27, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Flipping for Active, Engaged Learning  The term “flipped learning” is no longer new in higher education, but what does it mean for Chapman’s mission of personalized education? Flipped learning is based on an inverted model of traditional teaching, in which students listen to lectures in class and complete learning tasks like problem sets at home.

Tips for the Week of April 10, 2023

April 6, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Let’s Get Loud: The Sound of Learning  We know that active learning is effective, but what does it sound like in the classroom? Germano and Nicholls (2020) challenge us to think about the “acoustics” of good pedagogy, or what a classroom with active, engaged students actually sounds like. Rather than a lengthy solo performed by

Tips for the Week of April 3, 2023

March 29, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Professional Development? But I’m Already a Good Teacher!  According to Goobler (2019), most academics still receive little to no preparation for teaching in their graduate programs. And, although pedagogical coaching services and resources are available through teaching and learning centers like CETL, Mintz (2022) argues that most faculty don’t take advance of these services because

Tips for the Week of March 20, 2023

March 16, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Easy Active Teaching Strategies for Engaged Learning   As the Spring sunshine beckons students away from their studies and they drift into a mid-semester slump, it can be challenging to engage them in learning. “To learn, students need to DO something” (Gonzalez, 2018), which is why active learning is an important strategy in any classroom. As

Tips for the Week of March 6, 2023

March 2, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Creating Interactive Lectures and Active Discussions  Research tells us that students are more likely to be engaged and to retain information in an active learning environment than in a purely lecture-based class. Creating interactive lectures that include active discussions encourages student engagement and helps develop students’ critical thinking and communication skills. Active class discussions also

Tips for the Week of February 20, 2023

February 16, 2023 by CETL Staff | Monday Motivations

Priming Students for Success Students come to us with a wealth of preexisting knowledge, skills, beliefs, and attitudes, which influence how they attend to, interpret, and organize new information. How they process information will, in turn, influence how they recall, think, apply, and create new knowledge. Having a sense of what students know and can

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