Active Learning - UTLC

Active Learning Eli Collins-Brown, Western Carolina University, Carla Fullwood, UNCG Who is here? Turn to neighbor, share:

Name Institution Role Best learning experience (engage your senses) Feel like

Sound like Smell like Look like Taste like What is Active Learning Consider your response (30 sec) Stop Turn to a neighbor and share (45 sec)

Stop Report out (60-90 sec) End Description of Active Learning Any approach to instruction in which all students are asked to engage in the learning process. Active learning stands in contrast to "traditional" modes of instruction in which students

are passive recipients of knowledge from an expert. Active learning can take many forms and be executed in any discipline. Commonly, students will engage in small or large activities centered around writing, talking, problem solving, or reflecting. Center for Educational Innovation, Univ of Minnesota What did we just do? From Queens University

(Kingston, Ontario, Canada) Types of Active Learning Techniques 5 Simple Active Learning Techniques 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Pause for Reflection Think/Pair/Share One Minute Paper Self-Assessment Large Group Discussion 5 Complex Active Learning Techniques 1. 2. 3. 4.

5. Active Review Sessions (Games or Simulations) Role Playing or Forum Theater Jigsaw Discussion Inquiry Learning Brainstorming Jigsaw in action Each group researches one technique, becomes the expert on it A.

B. C. D. E. Active Review Sessions (Games or Simulations) Role Playing or Forum Theater Jigsaw Discussion Inquiry Learning Experiential Learning

Jigsaw in action- Consider... A. Description of techniques B. When is technique appropriate to use? C. What prep is needed by instructor? D. What prep is needed by students? E. Technology needs Jigsaw Part Two Putting it together Move to your next assigned group There should be a A, B, C, D, and E person at each table

Each person has 1 minute to share what they learned Circle Back What will you do or use? Active Learning as Educational Developers

What do you What did you learn? Considerations Generational Differences meet students where they are use of social media (construct a tweet, tweet a thought) Contemporary case studies (local/national news)

Learning Styles/Ability Engaging students within the spectrum, with varying emotional or cognitive needs Accessibility (visible and invisible needs) Inclusive Active Learning Group work (ability, age, gender/gender expression, race... ) Use of technology Resources How can you incorporate active learning into your classroom? CRLT, Univ of Michigan

Active Learning Cheat Sheet CFT, Vanderbilt Univ. Active Learning Module Queens University Other ideas?

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