“The best teaching method is to have students put in effort to learn things themselves. You can’t become an athlete by watching someone play.” - Ben Bederson, Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives
Active Learning Week is an annual call to instructors to promote active learning in their classrooms
Active learning emphasizes that education is not a spectator sport - students learn best when they engage beyond listening and reading.
Did you know that while active learning benefits all students, it can particularly benefit female, minority, low-income and first-generation students? (NY Times)
Active Learning Week 2017 (Oct. 23 - Oct. 27)
Thank you to everyone who made this week a great success! We are particularly grateful to:
- Course observation hosts
- Course observation attendees
- Instructors who submitted photos of active learning
- All those who played the scavenger hunt in Edward St. John
- Everyone who facilitates active learning on campus throughout the year
Congratulations to Libby Darfour (Faculty/Staff), Anna Tinnemore (Graduate Student), and Caroline Hammond (Undergraduate Student) for being randomly drawn as the winners for their category.