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Strategies for more effective student-centred, authentic engagement in the higher education context
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Deep Engagement as a complex system: identity, learning power and authentic enquiry

Deep Engagement as a complex system: identity, learning power and authentic enquiry | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This chapter develops a definition of engagement which is underpinned by a participatory enquiry paradigm and invites an exploration of patterns and relationships between variables rather than a focus on a single variable. It suggests that engagement is best understood as a complex system including a range of interrelated factors internal and external to the learner, in place and in time, which shape his or her engagement with learning opportunities. The implications of this approach are explored first in terms of student identity, learning power and competences and second in terms of student participation in the construction of knowledge through authentic enquiry. Examples are used to illustrate the arguments which have been generated from research into the theory and practice of Learning Power and from the Learning Futures programme in the UK and Australia. The chapter argues that what is necessary for deep engagement in the twenty-first century is a pedagogy and an assessment system which empower ­individuals to become aware of their identity as learners through making choices about what, where and how they learn and to make meaningful connections with their life stories and aspirations in authentic pedagogy. In this context, the teacher is a facilitator or coach for learning rather than a purveyor of expert knowledge.

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Learner Centered Teaching : Putting the Research on Learning into Practice

Learner Centered Teaching : Putting the Research on Learning into Practice | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This book presents the research-based case that Learner Centered Teaching (LCT) offers the best means to optimize student learning in college, and offers examples and ideas for putting it into practice, as well the underlying rationale. It starts from the premise that many faculty are much closer to being learner centered teachers than they think, but don’t have the full conceptual understanding of the process to achieve its full impact. There is sometimes a gap between what they would like to achieve in their teaching and the knowledge and strategies needed to make it happen. LCT keeps all of the good features of a teacher-centered approach and applies them in ways that are in better harmony with how our brains learn. It, for instance, embraces the teacher as expert as well as the appropriate use of lecture, while also offering new, effective alternatives to replace practices that don’t optimizing student learning. To enable faculty to navigate this shift, Terry Doyle presents an LCT-based approach to course design that draws on current brain research on cognition and learning; addresses the affective concerns of students; uses proven approaches to improve student’s comprehension and recall; and that calls for the design of authentic assessment strategies – such as engaging students in learning experiences that model the real world work they will be asked to do when they graduate. The presentation is informed by the questions and concerns raised by faculty from over sixty colleges with whom Terry Doyle has worked; and on the response from an equal number of participants at regional, national and international conferences at which he has presented on topics related to LCT.

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Mostly in first person this eBook combines research with personal experience, offers strategies and explanations. Perhaps a useful resource for the active learning modules? This book is full of take home messages.

 

NOTE: requires Curtin Library user login

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CTE - Active Learning

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Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence Homepage
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A thorough web resource. Scroll down to "Resources" to locate two useful downloads.

 

1. Active Learning Techniques PDF which details a variety of activity plans.
 http://www.cte.cornell.edu/documents/Classroom%20Structures.pdf

 

2. Classroom structures PDF a detailed rubric of student participation activities.
 http://www.cte.cornell.edu/documents/cte/CTE%20Active%20Learning%20Techniques.pdf

 

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Pedagogical Pattern Collector v3

Pedagogical Pattern Collector v3 | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 The Pedagogical Patterns Collector suite of tools enables teachers to share their good teaching ideas. It is intended to help a subject teacher see how a particular pedagogic approach can be migrated successfully across different topics. There are sample patterns to browse and edit, or you can design your own from scratch.  This is an output from the TLRP-TEL research project on a learning design support environment for teachers and lecturers, funded by the ESRC-EPSRC .

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Future learning spaces conference publication - free download!

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Future learning spaces conference publication - free download! Future Learning Spaces Designs on elearning conference proceedings 2011. Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss & Owen Kelly (eds.) ISBN: 978-952-60-4517-7 335 pages ...


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A whopping big epublication i'm sure has something for everyone

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Flipped Learning explained visually

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David Donat's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:26 PM

Una bona presentació de la "Flipped Classroom": no és un mètode pedagògic, sinó una manera més d'enfocar l'aprenentatge, que pot anar bé en algunes ocasions i que en d'altres no tant. Es pot plantejar com un recurs més, combinable amb qualsevol altre.

La meva opinió és que els alumnes són tan diversos que no hi ha cap metodologia "ideal". Cadascun necessitarà eines i processos diferents i per tant, quantes més dinàmiques i metodologies s'utilitzin (i més flexibles siguin) millor s'atendrà a cadascun d'ells. No cal dir que amb ratios de més de 30 adolescents per aula tampoc es poden fer miracles.

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:07 PM

infographie

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Dara para mucho, vamos iniciando!

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Flipped Classroom Field Guide

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The Flipped Classroom Field Guide is a compilation of best-practices and community resources centered around the flipped classroom and blended learning initiatives of the Coursera-partner community. In addition to the resources outlined in the table of contents, be sure to click on the reports below to learn more about the instructors and their flipped classrooms that motivated and informed the creation of this guide:

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Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus

Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education.

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Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:26 PM

learn by doing things

Blaine Morrow's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:25 AM

"Videos are great for presenting visual information and emotional appeals, but not particularly effective at diving below the surface of non-visual theoretical or abstract topics or for driving critical thinking. What’s more, any video presented in class must compete for attention and memory with the five-plus hours the typical student spends outside of class watching television programs, movies, and other onscreen entertainment. (Nielsen, 2013)"

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Flipped Classroom-Full Picture Presentation - 2013

Presentation slides for virtual presentations about the flipped classroom-the full picture


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Siew Leng Lim's curator insight, September 2, 2013 4:32 AM

The bottom half - outside class resources and homework-based activities

The top half - in class sharing from experts and with experts, authentic work done usually in team or in collaboration with peers &/or expert; students to consolidate and sythesize their learning through presentation

roberto gilli's curator insight, September 6, 2013 9:54 AM

In the "Concept Exploration" phase of the flipped classroom it woud be nice to have a conversational agent to help students. A sort of Virtual Tutor.

roberto gilli's comment, September 6, 2013 10:43 AM
In the "Concept Exploration" phase of the flipped classroom it woud be nice to have a conversational agent to help students. A sort of Virtual Tutor.
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The Flipped Class Revealed

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Switching from a traditional classroom to a flipped classroom can be daunting because there are a lack of effective models.  So, what should an effective flipped classroom look like?  In our experience, effective flipped classrooms share many of these characteristics:


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Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:34 AM

This is part 3 of a very good series onwhy you should flip your class and how to do it

Angela McCord's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:47 AM

Good guide!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:22 PM

 Very useful article with some great suggestions worth reading. 

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CTE - Publications & Presentations

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Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence Homepage
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Under heading "Active Learning" see the HANDOUT for "Active Learning: Creating Excitment in the Classroom" PDF or go to http://www.cte.cornell.edu/documents/presentations/Active%20Learning%20-%20Creating%20Excitement%20in%20the%20Classroom%20-%20Handout.pdf

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Study Guides and Strategies

Study Guides and Strategies | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Twenty sections of 250 study guides and 100 exercises for learners, middle school through returning adult, in 39 languages.

 

For the past sixteen years I have researched, authored, maintained and supported the Study Guides Web site as an independent, learner-centric educational public service. We have enjoyed collaborative projects across institutional, cultural and national boundaries. I resist registration and distracting graphics or features that may interfere with maximizing learner access and success. I hope you find the resource helpful.

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nifty study guides and strategies resource

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What If We Flipped Online Learning? - Edudemic

What If We Flipped Online Learning? - Edudemic | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In short, flipped online learning would involve a larger focus on the student producing the learning materials and having an online instructor be more of a ‘guide on the side’ as it were. Rather than watching videos and taking a quiz, you’d have a robust discussion, have students create projects to share with classmates, and generate more discussion out of that.

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27 Ways To Increase Student Engagement In Learning

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27 Ways To Increase Student Engagement In Learning
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A quick infographic listing a range of different ways to increase student engagement. 

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Report: The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom -- Campus Technology

Report: The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom -- Campus Technology | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Though all classrooms are different, there are four critical elements that successful flipped classrooms have in common, according to a new report developed by the Flipped Learning Network, George Mason University, and Pearson's Center for Educator Effectiveness.

 

The report, "A Review of Flipped Learning," is designed to guide teachers and administrators through the concepts of flipped classrooms and provide definitions and examples of flipped learning in action.

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Educational Transformation through Technology at MIT - Learning Spaces

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Peter Mellow's comment, June 18, 2013 1:28 AM
I like the TEAL case study the best!
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Home - New learning spaces - Library Subject Guides at RMIT University

Home - New learning spaces - Library Subject Guides at RMIT University | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Library Subject Guides. New learning spaces. Home.
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Flipped Classroom - thoughts, practices, tools, examples, discussion...

Flipped Classroom - thoughts, practices, tools, examples, discussion... | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's all about flipped classrooms. #flipclass #flippedclassroom
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From Flipped Classroom to Dual Enrolment

From Flipped Classroom to Dual Enrolment | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Watch this free presentation, given by Mary Fanelli Ayala, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), to learn how they achieved the ambitious goal of deploying campus-wide capture technology in less than 12 months.

This presentation outlines how ENMU went from pilot to full-scale deployment—with the support of faculty—of the most ground-breaking technological and academic initiatives in higher education, including:

Facilitating a flipped instruction pilot
Faculty are exploring the idea of pre-recording lectures so students can watch them prior to class, leaving class time dedicated to dynamic discussions and interactions
Creating hybrid classes
Classrooms and online students interact simultaneously via live webcasts
Branching out into asynchronous distance learning
Helping high school students earn college credits
Allow high school students to take college classes, either on campus or online, to earn high school and college credit
Recording special events and guest speakers, providing professional development online, connecting alumni and more

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Great Video Tutorials on Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Video Tutorials on Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:15 AM

This is a great series of videos on how to flip your classroom!

Denize Piccolotto Carvalho's curator insight, May 22, 2013 8:39 PM

Olhem isso César Alcon, Jimi Estrázulas e Maritza Mota!

Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:28 PM

flipping classrooms....ideas to use for the next school year.

 

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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The two teachers admit when they started flipping their classrooms they put everything into video form. Now, they’ve taken a step back and realized some things shouldn’t be in lecture form, and therefore shouldn’t be videos either. Instead, the two teachers have embraced what they call mastery learning, with an emphasis on students taking control of their own learning. Instructional videos are an optional part of a bigger move towards asynchronous learning.

 


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Lisa Simmons's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:24 AM

This is an Interesting article and something to think about for Flipped Classrooms

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:23 PM

Interesting ...scaffolding what should be flipped and what not ...

James Wilson's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:28 AM

A useful insight into the developing attitude towards the Learner Centred approach - "Mastery Learning".