Active-Learning

ACTIVE_LEARNING TOPIC INDEX 

The following Vision and Change Outcomes are associated with the use of active-learning techniques :

  •          Engage students as active participants, not passive recipients, in all undergraduate biology courses. 
  •          Use multiple modes of instruction in addition to the traditional lecture.
  •          Ensure that undergraduate biology courses are active, outcome oriented, inquiry driven, and relevant.
  •          Facilitate student learning within a cooperative context.

 This unit presents  active-learning techniques that have been successfully  used in undergraduate biology courses. To find active-learning exercise that you can use with your students check out Course Source and the Life Science Teaching Resources.    

                                                             WHAT IS ACTIVE-LEARNING?

PULSE Fellow, David Marcey, and his student talk about active-learning in the classroom:

 RESOURCES: Here are some vetted resources on active-learning. They provide further details on the how's and whys of active-learning as well as examples of what an active-learning classroom can look like.

Active-Learning in Biology Education: Why and How?  by Anne Farewell
Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg
(http://www.pil.gu.se/digitalAssets/1335/1335189_active-learning-in-biology-edu.pdf)  : A powerpoint presentation that explains active-learning.

Measuirng Active-Learning: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2064883/

Active-learning in Action: 

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