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Active learning 2011

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Graduate Education and Life at WVU. Powerpoint on Active Learning from Jenny Douglas and Jonathan Cumming.

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Active learning 2011

  1. 1. Active Learning Strategies<br />Jenny Douglas<br />
  2. 2. Challenge #1:<br />You’ve got about 30 seconds to learn the following 17-digit sequence. One error and the bomb explodes. Ready? GO!<br />73200239410124566<br />
  3. 3. Can you remember?:<br />Now, try to write down all 17 digits, in order, with no errors. Go!<br />__________________<br />
  4. 4. Let’s try again:<br />73200239410124566<br />The 7 dwarves met the 3 little pigs in 2002, 39 steps from a 4-way intersection. Suddenly, 101 dalmations attacked. The dwarves and pigs ran as fast as their 2 legs and 4 feet could carry them. They escaped, gave each other a high 5, and continued along Route 66.<br />
  5. 5. Now can you remember?<br />Try again to write down all 17 digits, in order, with no errors. Go!<br />__________________<br />
  6. 6. Five-Step Teaching Model<br />Source: Telling Ain’t Training by Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps<br />
  7. 7. Different Learning Styles<br />Visual <br />Auditory <br />Kinesthetic <br />
  8. 8. Promoting Active Learning<br />At the beginning of class:<br />Identify active learning strategies<br />Knowledge Rating<br />0– no idea<br />1- vaguely familiar<br />2- feel comfortable<br />3- almost an expert <br />
  9. 9. Directed Group Work<br />Jigsaw:<br />Each group member has a task<br />Make groups accountable<br />Position: We should abolish the GRE.<br />Person in favor of abolishing<br />Person against abolishing<br />Mediator to look for compromise<br />Recorder to write down points<br />
  10. 10. Creating Connections<br />Concept Map:<br />Visual representation of a group of concepts that indicates relationships or hierarchy<br />E.g., tree diagram, bubbles, arrows, outlines, flow charts<br />Draw a concept map about<br /> “critical thinking” by identifying its <br /> characteristics and ways to <br /> encourage students to think <br /> critically<br />
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  12. 12. Assessing Learning<br />Minute Paper:<br />Most important point<br />Most confusing point<br />Exit ticket<br />What was the most important piece of information you learned today?<br />
  13. 13. At the End of Class:<br />Knowledge Rating #2:<br />Identify active learning strategies<br />Have you moved up?<br />0- no idea<br />1- vaguely familiar<br />2- feel comfortable<br />3- almost an expert<br />4- can apply and teach others<br />
  14. 14. Graduate Academy<br />Think about attending our workshops or completing the Certificate in University Teaching<br />http://grad.wvu.edu<br />

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