Engaging Students in the Learning Process

9:00 am on Monday, October 22, 2012
10:30 am on Monday, October 22, 2012
Photonics Colloquium Room, Photonics Center, 9th floor, 8 Sait Mary's Street
In this Teaching Talk, we will discuss a few different ways of engaging students in the learning process. These include: - using clickers effectively in the classroom, using a multi-step process for each clicker question; - flipping the classroom, by having students submit short quizzes on class material before class, which helps both the students and the instructor prepare for class; - using an online forum (Piazza) to enable the students to engage in course-related discussions outside of class time. The themes tying these methods together are (1) students learn most effectively when they take responsibility for their own learning and when they’re highly engaged, and (2) learning is a social activity. Andrew Duffy, CAS