Active learning — teaching

This term, I am teaching four courses. During the seminars, I am realizing that I have fully moved into an active learning style of teaching. In class sessions, I am asking students to summarize class readings on a poster, prepare quizzes, and student contribute to the course online platform. It still amazes me how well this teaching style fits students and leads to contributions from all class participants.

A few courses on academic teaching at the University of Bremen and three books have led me into active learning. I am still drawing regularly on them to prepare my class sessions.

Ambrose, Susan A. et al. 2010. How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Jossey-Bass.

Lang, James M. 2016. Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Waldherr, Franz, and Claudia Walter. 2014. didaktisch und praktisch: Ideen und Methoden für die Hochschullehre. Schäffer-Poeschel.