We know that students learn from action and reflection. Why is it, then, that so many classrooms treat students as passive recipients rather than active agents? When a teacher presents a lecture to a class full of students, things are predictable, manageable, and orderly. However, when students are positioned as active players in their learning experience – through simulations, team challenges, and experiential learning – educators forfeit some of the control, predictability, and comfort they might rely on. This work is hard; as teachers, we need support. This workshop aims to support educators in creating more active and engaging learning experiences by offering a framework to design and facilitate collaborative experiential learning activities.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate. This event grows out of concerns in the Education department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.