QUOTE: “Teaching is leading students into a situation they can only escape by thinking”.
The benefit to students is in the engaging nature of the tasks that allow students to bring their own experience to the context of the subject material for effective learning and development of lifelong learning skills.
How can we evaluate and modify existing multimedia to improve learning?
Gamification is a useful tool for promoting Student Persistence and Student Motivation.
In Taking the Class Temperature, Moore & Arnold suggest that we also need to look at affective feedback to best promote positive learning outcomes for all students.
In Classroom Assessment Techniques, Professor Tom Pusateri discusses how we can use feedback to improve our teaching.
A’s for enabling deep and lasting learning. The seven “A” concepts may seem familiar and Dr Griffin makes the sensible suggestion not to try and follow all of these in your own subject all at once!
Strategies to Improve Student Learning draws from “science of learning” concepts to provide teaching ideas on how to structure content and how to help students gain long-term benefits from their learning.
Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies that Work is another well-designed delivery from Ken Alford and Tyler Griffin, discussing the seemingly universal problem of students who are not prepared for their learning. These presenters discuss strategies for turning such students into self-directed and motivated learners.
Socratic questioning: the instructor’s role is to ask questions to lead to deep, disciplined and focused thinking by the student.
The major part of this 48-minute webinar is taken up with a series of short video clips in which the presenters model Socratic questioning techniques. After each clip, they respond to questions from the attendees with the result being a highly engaging and informative workshop that you can replay to develop your own understanding of which questions to ask, and why.