Category Archives: Active learning

Keeping Students on Board with Concept Maps

In her Faculty Focus article, Maryellen Weimer writes about the experiences of four professors who incorporated concept maps into their courses, and the lessons they learn. Read about it here.

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“She didn’t teach. We had to learn it ourselves.”

You have incorporated active learning into your courses. Have you gotten student comments similar to the above title? Read this thoughtful article from Dr. Maryellen Weimer, editor of the Teaching Professor blog and newsletter. She explains why you should continue incorporating active learning and the importance of informing your students.

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Self-regulated learning from live lectures

Lectures can have a bad rap as being passive for students. Read this article to learn how to incorporate self-regulated learning into your live lectures.

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Learning to Learn

Here is an excellent article from Karl R. Wirth and Dexter Perkins (2008) that provides an excellent overview of different learning theories including the Cognitive Domain (Bloom), Affective Domain (Krathwohl), a Taxonomy of Significant Learning (Fink), the Learning Cycle (Kolb), Levels of Intellectual Development (Baxter Magolda), critical thinking and metacognition.

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Extreme Makeover: Lecture Edition

If you missed the March 17 Lunch n’ Learn by Tina Orr (Nursing) and Susan Gallanis (CELT) you can view it here. This presentation describes the process of incorporating active learning strategies into a high content nursing course. You can find the presentation handouts here.  

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