CEUT Workshops: Student Engagement Through Active and Cooperative Learning
Description: In their summary of twenty years of research, Pascarella and Terenzini wrote that "the greater the student's involvement or engagement in academic work or in the academic experience of college, the greater his or her level of knowledge acquisition and general cognitive development . . . If the level of involvement were totally determined by individual student motivation, interest, and ability, the above conclusion would be uninteresting as well as unsurprising . . . A substantial amount of evidence indicates that there are instructional and programmatic interventions that not only increase a student's active engagement in learning and academic work but also enhance knowledge acquisition and some dimensions of both cognitive and psychosocial change" (How College Affects Students, 1991). If not just any activity is effective, what are the considerations? During this conversation, faculty will reflect on some of the myriad instructional strategies for engaging students in their learning, with consideration for the implementation and evaluation of these practices. This conversation may be of particular interest to those who attended Dr. Karl Smith's Pedagogies of Engagement events last fall.
Note: Registration may be completed online at http://22.214.171.124:591/ceut/text/events/register.html.