Active Learning in STEM Courses
ÒActive learningÓ includes a variety of techniques that engage students in application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class content. A 2014 meta-analysis of active classes compared to lecture-only classes found a 45% decrease in failure rates in STEM courses (Freeman et al., 2014). In this workshop, you will explore how active learning benefits instructors and students alike, how to prioritize content to create time for active engagement, and how to plan a single class session that integrates lecture and active learning. Lunch will be provided. Recommended for: Northeastern STEM faculty new to active learning. For Future Faculty Program participants, this session fulfills the ÒActive Learning" requirement.
Thursday, January 31 at 11:45am to 1:15pm
215 Snell Library