Tag: Collaborative Learning

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Five Ways to Facilitate Equal Group Work

October 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

In a recent Faculty Focus article, “Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try,” Li-Shih Huang, Ph.D., discusses strategies for improving group work in the classroom. Huang gives five tips for promoting a balance of work among group members. Two tips include designing a group project in which students work in […]

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STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching: Applications Still Being Accepted

April 8, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements / Evidence-Based Strategies

The 2016 STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching will take place June 14-16 on the Danforth Campus. The institute is open to full-time faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The application deadline is Friday, March 28, 2016. Applicants will be informed of the status of their application by Friday, April 1, 2016. We hope to achieve […]

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Discourse Study on PLTL Published

March 1, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Evidence-Based Strategies / Research on Teaching and Learning / STEM Education

Do you ever wonder what your students are talking about during group work? We know that collaborative learning contexts lead to better learning outcomes, but the mechanism behind how this works is not clearly understood. A newly published study by Michelle Repice and Gina Frey, from The Teaching Center, and their colleagues, analyzes how chemistry […]

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Instructors Set the Tone for Peer-to-Peer Discussions

February 23, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Evidence-Based Strategies

Do your students’ approaches to small-group activities and discussions sound more perfunctory than passionate? Midway through the semester are you wondering how to raise the level of peer-to-peer conversation in your classes? In a recent Teaching Professor post, Maryellen Weimer draws from two studies on student engagement in physics classrooms to offer insights on how to improve peer-to-peer activities […]

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Rick Moog POGIL talk WashU November 2015

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Rick Moog Gives a Moving Presentation on POGIL

November 24, 2015 | Gillian Parrish

Integrating Active Learning

“The first thing we are going to do is move,” said Rick Moog, professor of chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College and director of The POGIL (Process-Oriented, Guided-Inquiry Learning) Project, at the start of his November 17 talk on POGIL. Moog, an internationally known leader in collaborative, student-centered learning, is spending his sabbatical year at The […]

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Rick Moog Kicks Off AAU Speaker Series

November 1, 2015 | Teaching Center Staff


The AAU STEM Education Initiative project team, CIRCLE, and The Teaching Center are co-sponsoring a new speaker series, Innovations and Evidence-based Pedagogies in Undergraduate STEM Courses. The series will begin on November 17 at 4:00 pm in Wilson 214 with a talk by Rick Moog, Professor of Chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College and Director of The […]

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