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Teaching for Learning: Evidence-Based Strategies Designed to Help Students Learn

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Teaching for Learning: Evidence-Based Strategies Designed to Help Students Learn

  1. 1. Teaching for Learning: Evidence-Based Strategies Designed to Help Students Learn Michael S. Harris, Ed.D. Southern Methodist University harrism@smu.edu / @HEProfessor #TI4GS
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  4. 4. I can’t… • I can’t do math • I can’t write well • I can’t speak in front of people • I can’t learn… • I can’t teach… #TI4GS
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  7. 7. Teaching requires • Content knowledge • Designing learning experiences • Working with students #TI4GS
  8. 8. Teaching for learning • What do you want students to know: – By the end of the course – By graduation • What do you want them to know 5 or 10 years from now? #TI4GS
  9. 9. Lecture: Take a Guess • Write down 2-3 concepts or ideas that you expect will come up in this session • Guided note-taking (Austin, Lee, & Carr, 2004) • Focusing on essentials (Harp & Maslich, 2005) #TI4GS
  10. 10. Designing for Learning • What are you trying to accomplish? • How will you accomplish it? • How will you know when you are effective? #TI4GS
  11. 11. Teaching strategies • Lecture • Discussion • Peer Teaching • Games • Writing • Reading • Graphic organizers • Reflection #TI4GS
  12. 12. Lecturing Bligh (2000), Zakrajsek (2015) #TI4GS
  13. 13. Lecturing Bligh (2000), Zakrajsek (2015) #TI4GS
  14. 14. Power of Active Learning Hake (1998), Zakrajsek (2015) #TI4GS
  15. 15. Intentionally designing activities 1. Guiding principles 2. Preparation 3. Process #TI4GS
  16. 16. Discussion: In the News • Students bring in a news articles as a springboard for discussion • Preparation (Dallimore, Hertenstein, & Platt, 2008) #TI4GS
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  18. 18. Academic Games: Monopoly • Instructional Support (Clark, Tanner-Smith, Killingsword, & Bellamy, 2013) • Built-in feedback (Issenberg, McGaghie, Petrusa, Gordon, & Scalese, 2005) • Board games teach content and skills (Mummalaneni & Sivakumar, 2008; Zagal, Rick, & His, 2006) #TI4GS
  19. 19. Peer Teaching: Each One, Teach One • Students share one fact with each other • Preparing to teach (Benware & Deci, 1984) • Individual accountability (Davidson, Major, & Michaelsen, 2014) #TI4GS
  20. 20. Reflection: 140-Character Memoir • Students write short first-person memoir focusing on their learning • Value of prompts (Kauffman, Ge, Xie, & Chen, 2008) • Self-regulation (Isaacson & Fujita, 2006) • Self-assessment (Lynch, McNamara, & Seery, 2012) #TI4GS
  21. 21. Metacognitive approach • Teach your students how to think • Explain why you’re doing what you’re doing • Value process along with content #TI4GS
  22. 22. Intentionally designing activities 1. Guiding principles 2. Preparation 3. Process #TI4GS

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