Classroom Discussion & Participation
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In the typical college classroom a small handful of students make the vast majority of comments.
Established orthodoxy indicates that the ideal pedagogical method centers on small, discussion-based classes. Such a model enables "active learning" that, coupled with on-the-spot guidance from a skilled faculty member, is much more likely to change deep thought patterns than traditional lecture-based approaches.
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This post was co-authored with Elizabeth Alderton, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. --------- We have all done it: "participated" in a face-to-face discussion, nodding along in agreement, but not really present.
Do you know about the Grameen Foundation ? Gale Rhodes ( contact information ) Robert Schaible, Professor of Arts and Humanities, Lewiston-Auburn College
January 26, 2012
One of the take aways from the Curriculum Mapping Institute this past week was that it brought an upgrade to THE trusted KWL (Know, What to Know and Learned) Chart to the forefront.
October 6, 2011 by mrkaiser208 The concept of a fish bowl or Socratic seminar is not new.
Call it "active learning," or "classroom participation" -- every teacher wants more involved students and fewer apathetic ones.