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Teacher 1: “Involving students directly in their learning improves the extent and depth of their learning!”
Teacher 2: “Yes, but active learning takes time, and there is too much content to cover!”
This all-too-familiar exchange voices the concern that we have to choose between “teaching content” or “engaging learners.” Active learning, done well, does both of these at the same time with much more impact than either one of them alone. In this session, drawing from both Experiential Learning Theory and Transformative Learning Theory, we will explore how to incorporate active learning in your teaching that connects students in your classes to the discipline they are learning. You will leave with a few concrete approaches to use to help engage your learners as novice disciplinary practitioners, and a more general understanding of active learning you can use to transform your approach to lesson design.
Facilitator: Joseph Topornycky & Katherine Lyon