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Oct 26 2021
AAAS-IUSE Workshop: Implementing Active Learning in Undergraduate STEM Courses
Adrienne E Williams
Preparing Student Study Guides through Peer Collaboration in the Technological Era
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Abby E. Beatty
Incorporating active learning exercises into large lecture courses is particularly challenging, especially when it comes to examination preparation materials. Traditionally, study guides are used...
Exploring the Broader Impacts of Science and Society in an Active Learning Environment
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Alexander*1, Jessica TeSlaa1
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Science and society have always been intertwined. Today, scientists are increasingly encouraged to interact with the public by conducting transparent and participatory engaged scholarship, as...
How to Design a Classroom Activity that Integrates 3D Print Models with Active Learning
28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tracie Marcella Addy1, Derek Dube2, Brian Pauze3
1. Lafayette College 2. University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford 3. Yale Center for Teaching and Learning
Student exploration of relevant physical models can deepen knowledge of course material. In this guide we describe a method by which instructors can integrate 3D printing technology with an...
Active Learning: Developing Self-Directed Learners Through Strong Intellectual Engagement
27 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Youngeun Choi1, Susanne Jakob2, William J. Anderson2
1. Georgetown University 2. Harvard University
When they were students, many current science instructors learned through traditional lectures. This mode of passive knowledge transmission has been shown to be less effective for student learning...
Out of Your Seat and on Your Feet! An adaptable course-based research project in plant ecology for advanced students
25 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michael P. Fleming
California State University, Stanislaus
University capstone projects can offer science students a rich research experience that illustrates the process of doing scientific research, and can also help students better choose future...
The Lecture-Free Classroom: Teaching students backward design and Bloom's Taxonomy to create their own learning environment
23 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By George E Plopper1, Zsuzsanna Szabo2
1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2. Marist College
We describe Presentation Enhanced Learning (PEL), a flexible, lecture-free, field-tested teaching format to promote problem-based, active learning in upper-division or graduate biological sciences...
"Boost your evolution IQ": An evolution misconceptions game
By Mariëlle Hoefnagels1, Matthew Scott Taylor1
University of Oklahoma
Students often enter introductory biology courses with misconceptions about evolution. For example, many students believe that traits arise when a species needs them or that evolutionary processes...
An Active Textbook Converts "Vision and Tweak" to Vision and Change
22 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James D. Wagner1, A. Malcolm Campbell2, Belinda J. Sly1, Christopher J. Paradise2
1. Transylvania University 2. Davidson College
Multiple reports over more than a century have documented the problems with the way introductory biology has been taught in most colleges and universities. An influential recent report, Vision and...
The 4-Minute Summary: Helping students recall, recap and explain the big picture... and much more!
20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sara A. Wyse
Actively engaging students during a lecture class can come through many formats. The 4-Minute Summary is a versatile pedagogy that can be readily applied to any class format (e.g.,...
Aimee Pugh Bernard
Richard Scott Pollenz
Pascale S. Guiton
juan palacios moreno
Dominique A Ingato