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How Can Objects and Analogies Improve My Teaching?

How Can Objects and Analogies Improve My Teaching?

Whether you teach physics or philosophy, you’re probably looking for innovative ways to increase student engagement with your course material.  Encouraging students to make new connections is essential in higher education, and we show you what students think about just that.

Visual aids can help increase student engagement

Whether you teach physics or philosophy, you’re probably looking for innovative ways to increase student engagement with your course material.

Encouraging students to make new connections is essential in higher education, and How Can Objects and Analogies Improve My Teaching?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor, shows you what students think about just that.

These techniques from presenter Kenneth L. Alford, Ph.D., associate professor at Brigham Young University, are clear and straightforward, so you can start using them in your next class.

In this practical session, Dr. Alford shows you how to:

  • Select objects and pictures to prompt creative thinking
  • Ask students to look for relationships between your visual aids and your lecture topic
  • Make your discussions effective, inclusive, and focused

You’ll pick up valuable student engagement tips, such as how to:

  • Use visual aids as a seasoning, not as the main course
  • Make sure everyone can see your objects or pictures
  • Trust your students to generate creative and unexpected answers

Make this program available for ongoing training

Order the Campus Access License; and load the CD content onto your institution’s internal web site for unlimited, convenient, on-demand access for all members of your campus community.

After this fast-paced session, your students won’t be the only ones looking at your subject matter in new ways.

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