Course Materials

Course Materials2019-01-24T17:35:08+00:00

Introduction

  • Introduction Slides [ PDF ]
  • Introduction Video [ MP4, 37 MB ]

The Science of Learning

  • Halpern & Hakel,  Teaching for long-term retention and transfer
  • Lang, Students as learners
  • Pellegrino, Chudowsky, Glaser, & U. S. National Research Council, Advances in the sciences of thinking and learning
  • Brabrand & Andersen, Part 1: “Learning” Student Perspective [ YouTube , Length 8:14 ]
  • Brabrand & Andersen, Part 2: “Understanding” Knowledge Perspective [ YouTube , Length 6:19 ]
  • Brabrand & Andersen, Part 3: “The Solution” Constructive Alignment [ YouTube , Length 4:13 ]
  • “Test Your Awareness: Whodunnit?” [ YouTube , Length 1:54 ]
  • Motivating Students
  • Motivation To Learn
  • Worksheet – How Research Into Learning Informs Teaching [ DOC ]
  • Complete Session Video [ ZIP, 381 MB ]

Designing a Course and Constructing a Syllabus

  • Wiggins & McTighe, Chapter 1: Backward design. In Understanding by Design
  • Wiggins & McTighe, Chapter 2: Clarifying content priorities. In Understanding by Design
  • Munzenmaier, Bloom’s taxonomy: What’s old is new again. The Learning Guild Research 
  • Session Outline [ PDF / DOC ]
  • Session Slides [ PDF ]
  • Example Syllabus [ PDF ]
  • Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Handout [ PDF ]
  • Complete Session Video [ ZIP, 245 MB ]

Constructing Effective Assignments, Problem Sets and Exam Questions

  • McClymer & Knoles, Ersatz learning, inauthentic testing
  • Suskie, Creating an effective assignment
  • Session Outline [ PDF / DOC ]
  • Session Slides [ PDF ]
  • Blooms Taxonomy Example Problems [ PDF / DOC ]
  • Complete Session Video [ ZIP, 202 MB ]

Preparing and Presenting a Lecture

  • Curzan & Damour, Weekly class preparation
  • Gross-Davis, Preparing to teach the large lecture course
  • Lewin, Classical Mechanics
  • Session Outline [ PDF / DOC ]
  • Session Slides [ PDF ]
  • Complete Session Video [ ZIP, 255 MB ]

Interactive Teaching and Active Learning

  • Bloom, The 2 sigma problem: The search for methods of group instruction as effective as one-to-one tutoring
  • Cooper, Robinson, & Ball, The interactive lecture: Reconciling group and active learning strategies with traditional instructional formats
  • Smith et al., Why peer discussion improves student performance on in-class concept questions
  • Session Outline [ PDF / DOC ]
  • Session Slides [ PDF ]
  • Active Learning Strategies [ PDF / DOC ]
  • Complete Session Video [ ZIP, 291 MB ]

Conclusion

  • Conclusion Video [ MP4, 28 MB ]

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