Tag: Active learning

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Study: Obstacles to Innovative Teaching in STEM

March 22, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

STEM Education

Faculty members say that a busy schedule often prevents them from implementing more innovative teaching in their STEM courses, according to a study from the University of Virginia’s Center for Teaching Excellence cited in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. In the study, Hannah Sturtevant, a postdoctoral research associate at the center, and Lindsay […]

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Practical Tips for More Engaging Teaching

March 12, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

“If you want people to be interested, committed, and willing to devote effort to learning, mastering, and using skills for the long haul, then you can’t avoid the initial step of stimulating excitement,” said psychologist Todd Kashdan, as quoted in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “How to Make Your Teaching More […]

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English Literature Professor Highlights Technology in the Humanities

January 29, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“I want students to go away from my classes with a more capacious understanding of what it might mean to be a lower-case ‘c’ critic of literature,” said Melanie Micir, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis. Micir teachers undergraduate and graduate courses at the university on modern and […]

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Integrating Active Learning into Lectures

January 22, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Integrating Active Learning /

Lecture has become a fraught topic in teaching recently, with some higher education professionals and research suggesting that active learning is a better approach than lecturing. However, lecture can work well in certain cases, especially when a mix of teaching practices are utilized in the classroom, David Gooblar, a lecturer in the rhetoric department at […]

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Biology Professor Highlights Active Learning in Science Education

December 12, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“As an instructor, I try to teach how the topic has relevance from different approaches in biology,” said Erik Herzog, Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Herzog teaches undergraduate biology courses at the university. His lab uses a variety of techniques to study the cellular and molecular basis of circadian rhythms, biological […]

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Moments that Define Teaching for Professors

December 6, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

It’s difficult to boil teaching down to a defining moment, but for many instructors, one experience or class has shaped how they instruct students. Professors at various higher ed institutions shared these experiences in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. For example, Cathy N. Davidson, distinguished professor and founder and director of […]

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Encouraging Student Learning in the Classroom

December 5, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Good teachers prioritize student learning but some students may not prioritize their own learning experience. A new article in Faculty Focus gives instructors tips for coauthoring classroom experiences with students. Author Dr. Carl S. Moore, Director of the Research Academy for Integrated Learning at the University of the District of Columbia and Certificate Faculty for […]

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Korean Language Professor Emphasizes Active Learning and Metacognition

November 30, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“I tell students: ‘This is not a knowing class; it’s a doing class,’” said Mijeong Mimi Kim, Teaching Professor of Korean Language and Korean Language Coordinator in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis. Kim has a master’s degree in linguistics from State University of New York and […]

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Religion and Politics Professor Touts Technology in the Classroom

November 5, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“We have an opportunity with technology to make the humanities come to life in the digital age. It can help words leap off the page,” said Lerone Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of American […]

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New Techniques for Teaching Gen Z

November 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

A mix of face-to-face and virtual learning could be the best method for teaching today’s students, Vickie S. Cook, an associate professor and executive director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service at the University of Illinois at Springfield, said in a recent story in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article offers a few […]

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