Teaching and Learning Resources

 Active Learning

Engagement Strategies

A West Chester colleague, Dr. Lisa Lucas, recently presented on active learning strategies. She gave me permission to share this short Jing video, where she discusses one strategy: http://screencast.com/t/joFUI1G1mNx

Lecture Breaks

Given the fact that student attention declines after 15-20 minutes of lecture, many instructors choose to encourage active learning with lecture breaks. These breaks can give students the opportunity to think about course material, make connections, relate new knowledge to what is already known, and apply knowledge to new situations. Here is a document, created by Cynthia Desrochers of California State University, Northbridge, that contain a list of suggested lecture break activities: http://oppcenter.chemeketa.edu/resources/documents/Multipurposelectbreaks.pdf

 

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