Monday, February 1, 2016
Manchester Hall 017
Dr. Derek Bruff
Director of the Vanderbilt University Center For Teaching
Lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics
How can we make the most of the relatively limited time we have with our students during class? Educational research is clear: engaging students in active learning in the classroom leads to improved learning outcomes over “continuous exposition by the teacher.” But what is active learning? Why does it work? And how can we build it meaningfully into our class sessions? In this seminar, we’ll explore teaching strategies, learning principles, and digital technologies for creative active learning environments in our classroom—and engaging our students in deeper learning.