Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematics Education Seminar
Date/Time: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 14:00 to 14:50
Location: 
Weniger Hall Room 285

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Abstract: 

What do individual instructors experience when they try adapting active learning to their own classroom? I have been working one by one with 22 faculty and graduate students in 8
departments/institutions who have adapted aspects of a particular active learning paradigm in their own courses. In Part I (March 7) we will consider the paradigm, and first imagine what they might encounter. Then we will consider their actual experiences. What were their challenges? What worked? What didn't? Why?

In preparation for the seminar, if possible please read the brief piece "Beating the Lecture-Textbook Trap with Active Learning and Rewards for All" at
http://www.ams.org/publications/journals/notices/201708/rnoti-p903.pdf.
Optionally, you could also read
https://web.nmsu.edu/~davidp/from-lecture-to-active-learning.pdf.

In Part II (March 14) we will broaden discussion of "how do we all get there" to the institutional and global stage.