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2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDTR 268 - Learner Centered Instruction

Defines and presents active learning instructional strategies and discusses why active learning strategies are instructionally important to maximize student learning. Converging evidence from multiple research and practice sources indicates that listening to a classroom lecture is not an especially effective way to promote deep and lasting student learning. Commonly mentioned obstacles to using active learning instructional strategies will be discussed along with strategies to overcome these obstacles. Acknowledging that trying any new instructional approach entails some risk, faculty will learn how to use some low risk active learning instructional approaches as well as some high risk active learning instructional approaches. After the initial workshop, faculty will be challenged to engage in brief, low-risk and high-impact activities that students can complete before the follow-up workshop. This course is repeatable three times. The amount of credit awarded shall be one credit hour each time the student successfully completes the course up to a maximum of four credit hours. Pass/Fail grades will be given. Prerequisite(s): None.
(PCS 1.6, 1 credit hour - 1 hour lecture, 0 hours lab)