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Oct 01 - Nov 30, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
Expectations of Academic Institutions, Teaching and mentoring students

The Active Classroom: Successfully Implementing Small-Group Learning in STEM Courses

This is a short course on using near-peer, collaborative learning and how to begin implementing this paradigm into one's STEM (usually large, lecture-based) course. It's a quick-start to both the knowledge behind and the practicality of implementing small-group problem-solving Workshops (with examples from the model at the University of Rochester, where Workshops started in Organic Chemistry). Doing so isn't trivial, but with reasonable expectations and the knowledge of what to anticipate, our students will see that implementing small-group learning into their future courses is manageable.