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CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: Engaging STEM Students with Active Learning*

Modified: April 10, 2017
Monday, April 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Searle Center Library
Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
627 Dartmouth Place
Evanston, IL


Workshop Description:

STEM courses have the challenge of transmitting a large amount of content in very limited time! And so, integrating active learning into courses can be particularly difficult to manage, but critical to students' understanding and integration of complex concepts. This workshop provides strategies for weaving active learning into lecture-based classes. Active learning strategies provide students the ability to engage meaningfully with the material, to offer productive comments, respond to students’ questions and comments, and help students to respond to one another's thinking during lecture. This workshop also covers planning an active lecture, and addresses issues of scalability.

Workshop Facilitators:

Kate is a fourth-year doctoral student in Psychology studying changes in structural and functional connectivity of motivation in bipolar disorder.

Uzma Wilson is a 2nd year PhD student in the Communication Sciences & Disorders department. Before joining Northwestern, Uzma received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Missouri State University.

*This workshop is part of CIRTL at Northwestern which strives to advance learning in the STEM disciplines by providing professional development programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Create a CIRTL Network Account.

Professional Development