CANCELLED - Using Student Teams to Promote Deep Learning

UTSA Libraries - Teaching and Learning Center

Fri November 15

9:30 - 11:00am   |  University Center 2.01.26  |  Pecan Room

This workshop has been cancelled.

The research on deep learning involves motivating students to acquire a solid knowledge base by completing relevant assignments outside of class—for which they are accountable—that help them learn new knowledge by connecting it to what they already know. Eric Mazur calls a similar technology-based approach the "flipped classroom." In the face-to-face portion of classes, students then work in pairs or small groups to master concepts, clear up misconceptions, receive constructive feedback, and experience the repetition needed for learning. This interactive workshop will model group-based activities that emphasize what we know about human learning.

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Barbara J. Millis

Director of the Teaching & Learning Center, UTSA

Barbara offers workshops and writes articles and books on topics such as cooperative learning, peer classroom observations, the teaching portfolio, syllabus construction, classroom assessment/research, critical thinking, writing for publication, focus groups, writing across the curriculum, academic games, and course redesign.

Barbara has co-authored or edited four books: Cooperative Learning for Higher Education Faculty (1998); Using Simulations to Enhance Learning in Higher Education (2002); The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach (2008); and Cooperative Learning in Higher Education: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy (2010).