Episode 4: How to Support Faculty and Students in the Active Learning Classroom with Drs. Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent
Drs. Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent join me in this jam-packed episode where we talk about how to support faculty and students in the active learning classroom.
They share many examples of active learning strategies you can use to break up your lectures and increase student engagement without feeling like you are losing control of your class, getting off track, or not covering the course material.
And, Rich and Rebecca share some great advice to help you address student resistance and student motivation, and they describe how you can use a mid-term evaluation to address students' perceptions of the active learning experiences in your course. Grab your notebook and a pen for this one and get ready to take notes!
- Visit Richard and Rebecca's website Resources for Teaching and Learning STEM
- Buy their book Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide*
- Take a look at Richard's legacy web site which includes every paper he has written about teaching, education, active learning, student engagement, and more.
- Read the article by Freeman et al (2014): Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics.
Read more about TAPPS (Thinking Aloud Pair Problem Solving) in this Faculty Focus article by Drs. Felder and Brent)
- Browse Dr. Rick Reis' Tomorrow's Professor website and newsletter.
- Read Dr. Maryellen Weimer's For Those Who Teach blog
- Connect with Richard on LinkedIn. Connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn.
- Connect on their Facebook page.
- Follow Rebecca on Twitter.
- Invite Richard and Rebecca to your campus to lead a professional development workshop.