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  • 1. Interactive TeachingPreparing Future Faculty Retreat Christina Petersen, PhD pete6647@umn.edu
  • 2. It began as a competition! Univ. of British Columbia website vs. www.iontrap.umd.edu/ group_members/index. htmlAward-winning professor andNobel laureate Plucky Postdoc
  • 3. Regular Physics Class Weeks 1-11 Lecture Interactive Lecture teachingWeek 12 methods Force Week XX Concept Inventory L Deslauriers et al. Science
  • 4. Fig. 1 Histogram of student scores for the two sections. L Deslauriers et al. Science 2011;332:862-864Published by AAAS
  • 5. Learning is the goal of teaching Learning can’t be measuredActive learning requiresstudents do somethingChoose the “do” wisely
  • 6. Learning is the goal of teaching.
  • 7. How do you know if your studentshave learned something?
  • 8. You can only measure what studentsdo.• Performance on a quiz or exam• Essay, report or other writing• Quality of feedback in discussions• Facial expressions, body language
  • 9. Three definitions that will aid yourunderstanding of the rest of this presentation.
  • 10. 1. Learning: Learning is a significantchange in capability, understanding,knowledge, practices, attitudes orvalues.Write this definition down in yourhandout.
  • 11. 2. Active learning: Active learning isan instructional method thatengages students in the learningprocess.Translate this definition into yourown words and write it down.
  • 12. 3. Classroom assessment techniques:are mostly simple, non-graded, in-classactivities that gather useful feedback onthe teaching-learning process from allof your students.Turn to the person next to you anddiscuss your understanding of thisdefinition.
  • 13. Classroom Assessment #11. Turn over your piece of paper with your definitions.2. Which of these three definitions do you feel most comfortable with i.e. feel like you understand? A. Learning B. Active learning C. Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • 14. Active learning is an instructional methodthat engages students in the learningprocess.
  • 15. Advantages of active learning for students. • Active learning leads to improved retention of material • Active learning leads to improved student thinking and writing • Active learning leads to better student attitudesSummarized from Prince, 2006
  • 16. Advantages of active learning forteachers.• Active learning allows instructors to quickly gain valuable feedback on their students learning.• Active learning provides a “break” for instructors to reflect and recover.• Active learning can make teaching more enjoyable.
  • 17. Choose your “do” wisely.
  • 18. Examples of active learning.1. Discussion  Large group  Small group2. Active Lecturing  Note sharing3. Classroom Assessment Techniques  Sample exam question
  • 19. Examples of active learning.1. Discussion  Large group  Small group2. Active Lecturing  Note sharing3. Classroom Assessment Techniques  Sample exam question
  • 20. What are the advantages & disadvantagesof a large group discussion?Advantages:• Greater diversity of ideas/opinions• Students can potentially hear from more people• Allows instructor to pause and take pulseDisadvantages:• Easy for students to withdraw• Challenging for introverted students• Doesn’t give instructor pulse of all
  • 21. What are the advantages anddisadvantages of small group discussions?Advantages:• All students participate• Reduces feeling of anonymity in large classes• Students can tutor each otherDisadvantages:• May take more time• Students may resist
  • 22. Classroom Assessment #2When did you feel most engaged withthe discussion material on discussion? A. During the large group discussion B. During the small group discussion
  • 23. Examples of active learning.1. Discussion  Large group  Small group2. Active Lecturing  Note sharing3. Classroom Assessment Techniques  Sample exam question
  • 24. The Bookends Model illustrates how activelearning can be incorporated into a lecture. Karl Smith
  • 25. Karl Smith
  • 26. Class design template
  • 27. Activity – Identify a portion of yourteaching that you would like to makemore active.
  • 28. Examples of active learning.1. Discussion  Large group  Small group2. Active Lecturing  Note sharing3. Classroom Assessment Techniques  Sample exam question
  • 29. Classroom assessment techniques are: mostly simple, non-graded, in- class activities that gather useful feedback on the teaching-learning process from all of your students. Classroom Assessment Techniques National Teaching and Learning Forum
  • 30. Skills, processes, and engagement canbe assessed.• Mastery of concepts or skills• Course processes like small group work or your teaching• Student engagement
  • 31. CATs are useful for faculty.• Provides feedback in time to make corrections• Provides information quickly• Communicates to students that you care about their learning
  • 32. CATs are useful for students.• Gives them a meta view of their own learning• Provides them feedback to alter study habits• Provides evidence that the instructor cares
  • 33. Your CAT should contain all threecomponents below. Gather Evaluate Communicate information results to student from ALL students responses students
  • 34. Sample exam Question
  • 35. Which of the following patients wouldyou assign to the LPN?A. A new admit from the ERB. A patient with a blood pressure of 150/90C. A patient to be discharged later todayD. A surgical patient just arrived from the recovery room
  • 36. This work is from which culture? A. Sumerian B. Mycenaean C. Etruscan D. Minoan
  • 37. The diagram shows a wheel rolling without slipping along ahorizontal road, from left to right. A piece of mud on the rimbecomes detached at M when the contact between wheel androad is at P. Which of the Arrows, A, B, C, D, E best shows theinitial direction of the path followed by the detached particle?
  • 38. The Bookends Model illustrates how ClassroomAssessment Techniques can be incorporated into a lecture. Karl Smith
  • 39. Tips for implementing active learningtechniques.• Begin on day one• Start small• Tell students why they are doing it• Expect some resistance• Create more class time
  • 40. Activity – Design an active learningapproach for the portion of yourteaching that you would like to makemore active. Describe this to yourpartner.
  • 41. Learning is the goal of teaching Learning can’t be measuredActive learning requiresstudents do somethingChoose the “do” wisely