In this Scholarly Teacher Blog Todd Zakrajsek (Associate Professor, University of North Carolina) a long-time supporter of active and engaged learning proposes that it is time to differentiate passive learning from being in passive environment. Arguing that all learning is active, this blog suggests how to maximize learning in both active and passive environments.
Month: November 2016
Potential employers look for and expect our graduates to successfully carryout team work and collaborative efforts. This, plus the potential educational benefits of working collaboratively, prompts many faculty to use group work and teams in their classes. However, if students are not purposefully taught how to succeed as a member of a team or group they are rarely as effective as they could be. Erik Eddy, Siena College, and Carolyn D’Abate, Skidmore College examine how faculty teach students the differences between working alone and woking in a team. Suggestions for improvement success with team projects is offered.