Large lecture halls often impose physical and logistical constraints on what an instructor can do effectively. However, there is significant evidence that individuals learn best through active learning. Active learning techniques involve having students read, think, make observations, solve problems and discuss their ideas. Active learning also puts the responsibility of learning on the student and allows for a variety of learning styles to thrive.
Join the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) for a discussion of “Active Learning in Large Classes” this Thursday, Nov. 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Library Building.
Nancy DiIulio, assistant dean of Undergraduate Studies and biology instructor, and Corbin Covault, professor of physics, will use their experience to help guide the session.
Pizza and sodas will be provided at the session. To help estimate the amount to order, RSVP to email@example.com.