GRDSCH 630B Course Schedule and Readings
Active Learning for Engineering Education
- April 3: Introduction
Assignment: Post to
- Class introductions
- Discussion of active learning definition
- Discussion of syllabi: Goals vs. objectives
CIDR's inclusive teaching web site
Learn: Bridging Research and Practice, Ch. 2, (pp. 10-24),
National Research Council
- April 10: Student Learning
Guest Speakers: Cindy Atman, Director, CELT, Jennifer Turns, Asst.
Prof, Technical Communication
- ABET Learning Outcomes
- Data on learning: How can research on engineering students help in
designing teaching activities?
Assignment:Take learning style inventory on web and email
scores to instructor. We will look at the aggregate class information.
Felder's Learning Style Inventory
- ``Guidelines for Good Practice in Graduate Education,'' The Graduate
School, University of Washington.
- Mentoring information and handouts from Angela Linse: notes and references.
- April 17: Talking about Teaching
Assignment: Ask one faculty member whose teaching you
admire the questions your group designed.
- What can we learn from faculty? What questions can we ask as
graduate students about teaching?
- Create a list of questions to get faculty to describe how they teach.
Readings & Handouts: CIDR's Active
Active Learning Guidelines
Interactive Learning Strategies
- April 24: Active Learning
Guest Speaker: Angela Linse, Faculty Consultant, CELT
- Report on Faculty Q \& As.
- Active learning techniques: Evidence for, experience doing.
Readings: Catalyst web
site: Focus on the teaching/integrating technology pages.
- May 1: Using Technology
Meet at CTLT Center, 2nd Floor, Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Guest Speaker: Mark Farrelly, Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator, CTLT
- Technology in teaching: not just classroom uses
Explore the CIDR
Classroom Assessment Techniques webpage. Focus on "Do you know where
your students are?" (PDF) Speaking of Teaching, 4(2), from the Center
for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University
- May 8: Classroom Assessment Techniques
Guest Speaker: Wayne Jacobson, Associate Director, CIDR
- The connection between assessment tools and learning tools
Spend one hour exploring the Acitve/Cooperative Learning: Best Practices in
Engineering Education website.
Warning! This website opens up with music. You may want to plan to
As a resource, you may want to explore: ``Active Learning: Cooperation in
the College Classroom," by Johnson, Johnson & Smith, available at the CIDR
library. Some of the information from this book is online. For example,
you may find Johnson, Johnson, & Smith Basic
Elements of Cooperative Learning useful.
- May 15: Group Learning
Assignment: Think of how the techniques discussed in class could apply in your own field.
- How to set up groups so they work.
- How to know when group work is appropriate.
- Activity: Talk about group experiences, how could the TA/professor
have made things better?
- Course case study: CEE 220, EE 215
- May 22: Project planning
- Build teams and ideas for activities/reports.
- May 29
- June 5
- TA Reports/Activities
- Wrap-up: What we have learned.
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