GRDSCH630 Active Learning Class Wrap-up
Week 4: Active Learning Wrap-up
GRDSCH 630 B
Active Learning for Engineering Education
In this week's class we talked about the importance of wrapping up active
learning experiences. One of the reasons this often doesn't happen is
because so much learning is happening that the instructor is reluctant to
stop the process and then class time is over. As part of the response papers
at the end of class, the question "What was the most important part of
today's class?" was asked. By way of wrapping up the class, here are the
different responses. It is neat to see how different aspects are more
important and less important depending on where students are in their own
learning about active learning.
- Factors of success in using active learning techniques include set-up,
clear expectations and wrap-up
- Two ideas about active learning: 1) Need to give structure to students
when working in groups and 2) need to say why they are working in groups.
- Active learning doesn't come easy. Requires planning and
consideration for success.
- Along with discussing faculty feedback, the ways of applying active
learning techniques in class.
- The most important points are that active learning is effective and
there are helpful resources on campus.
- Attitudes are changing in engineering with respect to active learning
and intervention is moving this forward.
- How Active Learning differs from traditional methods. [We talked
about active learning as a spectrum of different possibilities.]
- Effective active learning involves adaptation to the specific needs of
the students and to the subject matter.
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