College campuses are making the push for active learning. But, two years after college faculty quickly adjusted to remote learning, how can colleges get them to embrace another, new style of teaching?


A panel of experts joins The Chronicle for a virtual forum examining how college leaders can encourage a move toward active learning as campuses begin to return to more normal operations.

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In this special 75-minute session, our panelists will examine:

  • How are faculty responding to efforts to promote active learning in the classroom?

  • How are institutions experimenting with discussion groups, hands-on work, opportunities to solve problems, and getting students real-world experiences?

  • What works for the traditional classroom – and what doesn’t?




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AGENDA


2:00 | Welcome

2:05 | Chronicle Presentation
Evidence – and Misperceptions – About Active Learning
A recent Harvard University study found that when students are taught in an active format they perform better on tests, yet they feel like they learn more when they sit through a lecture. The study's authors will discuss how to counter this misperception and what the findings mean for colleges.
Panelists:
  • Louis Deslauriers, Director of Science Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Senior Preceptor in Physics, Harvard University
  • Logan S. McCarty, Director of Science Education, Harvard University
  • Kelly Miller, Associate Senior Lecturer of Applied Physics, Harvard University

2:30 | Sponsor Segment
Adobe Presentation
Professor Todd Taylor will share and discuss new perspectives on student engagement, experiential learning, digital teaching, and community-based projects as we emerge from the pandemic and look forward to the future.
Speaker:
  • Todd Taylor, Adobe Pedagogical Evangelist, English Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:45 | Chronicle Presentation
Sustaining a New Teaching Models
Many professors are intrigued by active learning. But it can be difficult to start using in the classroom — and even harder to sustain. How can college leaders best support active learning on their campuses?
Panelists:
  • Andrea Aebersold, Director, Faculty Instructional Development, University of California at Irvine
  • Brandon Golob, Assistant Professor of Teaching in Criminology, Law and Society, University of California at Irvine
  • Jennifer L. Wong-Ma, Associate Professor of Teaching, University of California at Irvine

3:10 | Final Notes






PANELISTS


Andrea Aebersold

Andrea Aebersold

Director, Faculty Instructional Development, UC Irvine

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Louis Deslauriers

Director of Science Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences;
Senior Preceptor in Physics, Harvard University

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Brandon Golob

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Criminology, Law and Society, UC Irvine

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Logan S. McCarty

Director of Science Education,
Harvard University

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Kelly Miller

Associate Senior Lecturer of Applied Physics, Harvard University

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Todd Taylor

Adobe Pedagogical Evangelist, English Professor,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Jennifer L. Wong-Ma

Associate Professor of Teaching,
UC Irvine

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Beth McMurtrie

Senior Writer,
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Beckie Supiano

Senior Writer,
The Chronicle of Higher Education

VIRTUAL FORUM

Explorations of Active Learning

What college leaders need to know

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