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From “How?” to “Why?”

Guest post by Duke faculty member Stacy Tantum, Associate Professor of the Practice, Electrical & Computer Engineering, one of Learning Innovation’s 2017 Active Learning Fellows. One of the biggest differences I’ve experienced …

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Fine tuning think-pair-share

Think-pair-share is one of my favorite active learning activities. It is easy, quick and can give you a good idea of what your students are thinking. As an instructor, you …

Research on Active Learning at Duke

Our paper is out!  “Cooperative learning in organic chemistry increases student assessment of learning gains in key transferable skills” by Dorian A. Canelas, Jennifer L. Hill and Andrea Novicki (me!) …

Fellows participants

Ideas for Great Group Work

Many students, particularly if they are new to college, don’t like group assignments and projects. They might say they “work better by themselves” and be wary of irresponsible members of …