Promoting active learning in a STEM tutorial class
2018/2019, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Centre For Devt. Of Teaching & Learning)
Modular Credits: --
By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
identify the affordances offered by active learning;
describe models for implementing active learning; and,
design and plan active learning activities for use during tutorials.
There is increasing evidence that active learning promotes engagement and improves student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics (
, 2014). But what is active learning? And how can it be employed in a STEM small-group tutorial class? This workshop will highlight how instructors can design activities and assignments that enable students to work effectively together taking into consideration how best to make use of the affordances offered by active learning classrooms and working in teams.This session will also introduce and explore a few approaches and models for implementing active learning in your classroom.