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Many classroom activities are meant to actively engage students in the learning process. Discussions about engagement and learning in higher education often start with the "engagement indicators" laid out by Chickering & Gamson in their "Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education".
Chickering and Gamson argue that good practice:
- Encourages contact between students and faculty.
- Develops reciprocity and cooperation among students.
- Encourages active learning.
- Gives prompt feedback.
- Emphasizes time on task.
- Communicates high expectations.
- Respects diverse talents and ways of learning.
The strategies and resources collected here are aimed at supporting these good practices and increasing student engagement.
Classroom Activity Resources
- Getting to Know Your Students
- Identifying Students' Prior Knowledge
- Making the First Class Matter
- Motivating Students
- Effective Lecture Techniques
- Building on Course Readings
- In-Class Writing
- Collaborative Learning
- Facilitating Discussion
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
- Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism