Practicing Learner-Centered Teaching in Large Classes
Engage Students in Course Content
Putting more learning responsibility in the hands of students doesn’t mean they’ll take the easy way out.
In fact, learner-centered teaching is catching on in higher learning–especially in large classes–and they’re proving a highly effective method of engaging students in course content.
We provide a step-by-step guide to integrating learner-centered strategies into existing courses.
Creating a learner-centered classroom involves more than just engaging students; it is a philosophical shift in how the instructor approaches the class.
The 75-minute seminar will help visualize every step of the process:
- Identify opportunities for learner-centered activities
- Make gradual and meaningful changes to existing courses, from content to grading
- Evaluate the challenges presented by learner-centered teaching in large classes
- Use student feedback to tailor course content and increase achievement
You will go through three steps:
- Dissect real-world case studies to help form a foundation in the learner-centered paradigm.
- Study strategies to shift the balance of power to students and enhance learning.
- Analyze student reaction and achievement through the lens of a large introductory general education course.
A truly vital seminar for:
- Department Heads
- Faculty Development Staff
About the presenter:
Dr. Carol Hurney serves as the Executive Director at James Madison University’s Center for Faculty Innovation. She’s the driving force behind campus-wide programs to enhance scholarship, leadership, and service roles of JMU faculty. Dr. Hurney is also an associate professor of biology and in 2005 was honored as the Distinguished Teacher in General Education.
Running Time: 75 minutes
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|Carol Hurney, Ph.D.|