Proposal Title

A Practical Guide to Implementing Activity-Based, Student-Centered Instruction

Proposal Abstract

Research has shown that interactive engagement through active learning can result in increased student understanding of course content. However, a faculty member interested in incorporating student-centered learning in a course, and then applying the methods of SoTL to evaluate its effectiveness, may be at a loss at how to begin. A particular course or subject area may not have an activity-based curriculum available for adoption, or those that are available may not meet the needs of the instructor. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how to incrementally transform a traditional lecture into an activity-based format. Examples of original material developed by the presenter will be used to illustrate the steps of developing and implementing an active learning curriculum. Most of the session will be devoted to applying this process to learning outcomes in the academic disciplines represented by the audience.

Location

Room 1909

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 12th, 11:00 AM Mar 12th, 11:45 AM

A Practical Guide to Implementing Activity-Based, Student-Centered Instruction

Room 1909

Research has shown that interactive engagement through active learning can result in increased student understanding of course content. However, a faculty member interested in incorporating student-centered learning in a course, and then applying the methods of SoTL to evaluate its effectiveness, may be at a loss at how to begin. A particular course or subject area may not have an activity-based curriculum available for adoption, or those that are available may not meet the needs of the instructor. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how to incrementally transform a traditional lecture into an activity-based format. Examples of original material developed by the presenter will be used to illustrate the steps of developing and implementing an active learning curriculum. Most of the session will be devoted to applying this process to learning outcomes in the academic disciplines represented by the audience.