New Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

NFTE: Up Next

How Can I Promote Active Learning?

Thursday, October 23
3:30 – 4:50
Simmons Hall 208

Active learning is a process whereby students engage in activities that promote analysis, synthesis, application, and evaluation of class content. Teaching that requires students to become actively engaged in classroom activities can lead to deeper and more lasting learning. This workshop introduces a number of tools that you can use to get your students thinking and participating.

This NFTE session will be a hands-on workshop in which participants will explore the possibilities of active learning techniques.  We’ll discuss how to introduce active learning methods to your students in both large and small classes and evaluate various specific teaching methods.  Participants should leave with a new toolbox of teaching ideas, including at least two strategies they can implement this semester.

For extensive resources on active learning that you can use after the NFTE session, consult this Live Binder.

Presenters: Ann Batenburg, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching & Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development, and Barbara Morganfield, retired Clinical Associate Professor, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development