Pedagogy in Action
Connecting Theory to Classroom Practice
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Engaged PedagogiesWe use the term Engaged Pedagogies to encompass a range of student-centered approaches to teaching and learning. Engaged Pedagogies share aspects with...
Teaching with DataA 2009 survey of employers identified broad agreement about what higher education could emphasize to better prepare students for productive careers...
Quantitative ReasoningQuantitative reasoning (QR), defined as the habit of mind to apply data and quantitative tools to a wide range of problems in personal, professional, and public contexts...
- Using click-on-diagram questions to identify geoscience misconceptions
Drs. Nicole LaDue and Tim Shipley published a paper n the Journal of Science Education and Technology on the use of click-on-diagram questions, administered using a classroom response system, as a research tool for identifying spatial misconceptions. Read the article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10956-018-9738-0.
- New Approaches to Teaching Problem Solving
In Class, Coached Problem Solving describes how faculty can provide a structured, guided context for students to work collaboratively to solve problems. Inventing and Testing Models uses Model-Eliciting Activities, which are open-ended problems that challenge students to build models in order to solve complex, real-world problems.
- Guided Discovery Problems
A new set of web pages about teaching with Guided Discovery Problems offers a wealth of information on using this teaching method, along with several detailed examples ready to use in the classroom.