How Can I Enhance Class Using Story, Popular Media and Objects?
Committed educators are always looking for dynamic ways to grab and hold their students’ attention, but we do more than list in-class activities. This practical and focused session is grounded in learning theory, such as idea-based, brain-based and situated learning, to give you a framework for ongoing exploration and innovation.
Boost student attention and learning
Committed educators are always looking for dynamic ways to grab and hold their students’ attention, but How Can I Enhance Class Using Story, Popular Media & Objects? does more than list in-class activities.
Presenter Alice Cassidy, Ph.D., grounds her practical and focused session in learning theory, such as idea-based, brain-based and situated learning, to give you a framework for ongoing exploration and innovation.
Reviewing current thinking on the most effective ways to structure teaching and learning will help you make sure your classes are interesting and relevant for today’s college students.
You’ll learn innovative ways to enhance student engagement and achieve learning outcomes through in-class use of:
- Story or narrative Books and other readings
- Objects TV and movies
- Websites and social media
You’ll see how asking students to explain course concepts by using everyday objects, getting students to do a skit based on their reading, linking course content to current events, and harnessing students’ attachment to their cell phones can enrich teaching and learning.
In this student engagement presentation you’ll explore:
- “New” and “traditional” devices you can bring into your classroom to enhance student engagement
- How you can use these devices and in-class activities to explain:
- Cap a lesson
- Help students make new connections
- Assimilate course readings
- Resources you can use to enliven your classes and promote deeper understanding of course material.
Throughout How Can I Enhance Class Using Story, Popular Media & Objects? Cassidy makes time for you to think, write, and reflect on what you’re learning, so you’ll end the session with clear ideas about new ways to use media, metaphor and objects to strengthen student motivation. These techniques can be adapted for classes of all sizes, in all disciplines.
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Alice Cassidy is principal of Alice Cassidy In View Education and Professional Development. She has a B.Sc. (honours) from the University of Victoria, an M.Sc. from McGill University and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She coordinates first year courses in the Faculties of Science and Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She coordinates the Canada-wide 3M National Teaching Fellowships for undergraduate students. She has held leadership roles at UBC’s campus-wide teaching support centre and its associated scholarship of teaching and learning.
Since the mid-1980s, she has designed, directed, facilitated and/or taught a wide variety of educational programs, including the award-winning Shad Valley Program for high-school students; university courses in biology and education for undergraduate and graduate students; science education and natural history field classes; teaching and learning seminars for instructors at post-secondary institutions in BC, Ontario and China, and customized workshops, both face to face and online for educators.
Her areas of focus include active and participatory learning, professional development for organizations, use of self-directed learning, problems and cases in real-world settings, instructional and narrative skills, sustainability education and leadership and students as active collaborators in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
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