GRED 60641

Active Teaching and Learning

Instructor: Julianne Bruneau

Date: M/T/W/R, July 8, 9, 10, & 11

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Course Description: This course is designed for graduate students in all disciplines who want to develop their students’ enthusiasm and proficiency. To engage students in our classes, we need to provide them not only with information but with challenge, connectivity, purpose, and activity—opportunities to work with and respond to the material we teach. To learn how to provide these opportunities, participants will read and discuss research on teaching and learning, experience some active techniques, and develop materials they can use for their own subject-area courses.

Topics include:

  • instructional techniques
  • wait time
  • motivation
  • linking methods to goals and assessment
  • ways to get students to not only do the work we assign but also learn from it.

A final project requires participants to assemble created materials and to reflect upon the role active teaching and learning will take in their future work.