Research-based learning models and current thinking about learning processes are described and summarized as they relate to teaching and learning in various formats. It provides the foundation for the following chapter as it reinforces the course design model. Chapter 5 is the “practice” to Chapter 4’s “theory.” This chapter provides the descriptions of learning activities, as well as templates and sample learning activities and techniques appropriate to bridge the course outcomes to the assessments and to promote active learning and stronger student engagement
Reading: Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning Chapters 4 and 5.
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We hope that by the end of the course you will be able to
- link the learning process and the characteristics of simple to complex learning to research-based learning activities;
- model research-based study strategies to help students learn how to learn material at higher levels and develop skills they will need in the future;
- select content, materials, and activities to reflect the strengths and prior experiences and motivate a diversity of students; and
- plan scaffolded, low-stakes authentic tasks and assignments with frequent supportive feedback to build skills and confidence to meet high expectations.
- select activities to best fit your class needs and connect each activity you choose to a student learning outcome (or sub-outcome),
- create a plan for minimizing lecture or presentation time and increasing active learning, and
- devise a method for awarding points or some other grade to some in-class activities.