Educational Techniques & Pedagogy
The distilled wisdom of recipients of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award.
ConcepTests and Peer Instruction. One of the most interesting approaches to science education.
An interesting collection of articles on teaching and learning styles.
Teaching tips and innovations from Brown University's science and engineering faculty.
by R. M. Felder. "The idea is not to teach each student exclusively according to his or her preferences, but rather to strive for a balance of instructional methods. If the balance is achieved, students will be taught partly in a manner they prefer, which leads to an increased comfort level and willingness to learn, and partly in a less preferred manner, which provides practice and feedback in ways of thinking and solving problems which they may not initially be comfortable with but which they will have to use to be fully effective professionals."
This free site is designed for instructors of all disciplines who would like feedback from
their students about how the course elements are helping their students to learn. It is
offered as a service to the college-level teaching community.
POGIL is a classroom and laboratory technique that seeks to simultaneously teach content and
key process skills such as the ability to think analytically and work effectively as part of a
The Reinvention Center is a national center focusing on undergraduate education at research
The FLAG offers broadly applicable, self-contained modular classroom assessment
techniques and discipline-specific tools for SMET instructors interested in new
approaches to evaluating student learning, attitudes and performance. Each has been
developed, tested and refined in real colleges and universities classrooms.
The PLTL Workshop model engages teams of six to eight students in learning sciences,
mathematics and other undergraduate disciplines guided by a peer leader. The PLTL Workshop
model: provides an active learning experience for students, creates a leadership role for
undergraduates, and engages faculty in a creative new dimension of instruction.
Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT for short) is a teaching and learning strategy based on the
interaction between web-based study assignments and an active learner classroom. Students
respond electronically to carefully constructed web-based assignments which are due
shortly before class, and the instructor reads the student submissions "just-in-time" to
adjust the classroom lesson to suit the students' needs. Thus, the heart of JiTT is the
"feedback loop" formed by the students' outside-of-class preparation that fundamentally
affects what happens during the subsequent in-class time together.
An interesting experiment at the University of Waterloo in which an undergraduate taught an undergraduate mathematics course.
"Representing a bold and spirited departure from traditional teaching/learning organizations, the Learning Revolution International (LRI) is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. LRI utilizes advanced teaching methods to address multiple intelligences and sensory faculties, based on the latest brain and neuroscience research."