Posts Tagged: Active Learning

Anticipating and Addressing Student Resistance in Your Courses

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There have long been calls to incorporate evidence-based teaching techniques and technologies in the classroom to improve student success.  For example the 2012 “Engage to Excel” report by the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) notes that “Classroom approaches that engage students in ‘active learning’ improve retention of information and critical thinking skills.” […]

Active Learning in Biology Courses

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In a recent Circles session on Lake Nona, I had an interesting conversation with Dr. Andrew Piercy (Professor of Biology). He was sharing information about a article he had read on the use of active learning in science classrooms. He was kind enough to share the article with Circles (Thanks Andrew). Click here for more information […]

Engaging Ideas

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  Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, 2nd Edition   John C. Bean, Maryellen Weimer (Foreword by)   ISBN: 978-0-470-53290-4 Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, […]