Teaching Change, Changing Teaching from the University of California, San Francisco describes the changing teaching and learning environment including the “flipped classroom” and faculty being facilitators or a ‘guide on the side” rather than a “sage on the stage”. The opportunities and challenges of new technologies are reviewed.
– CRLT Occasional Paper, “Student Teams in the Engineering Classroom and Beyond: Setting Up Students for Success” (attached)
– Oakley et al, “Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams” (attached)
– Southern Cross University, “Teamwork Guide” and (for students) “Working in Teams and Groups” (both attached)
– Faculty Focus, “Defining and Promoting Teamwork in the Classroom” — http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/defining-and-promoting-teamwork-in-the-classroom/
– University of Melbourne, “Guidelines for Effective Group Projects at the University of Melbourne” (attached)
Peer evaluation — tools
a) iPeer (developed at UBC) — http://ctl.ok.ubc.ca/elearning/toolkit/ipeer.html
YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krnwH5ajnJk
b) CATME (Comprehensive Assessment for Team-Member Effectiveness), developed in Engineering at Purdue:https://engineering.purdue.edu/CATME (info also at Penn State: http://sites.psu.edu/schreyer/assessing-teamwork/catme/)
c) SPARK (Self & Peer Assessment Resource Kit), developed in Australia: http://spark.uts.edu.au/
d) TEAMMATES, developed at the National University of Singapore: http://teammatesv4.appspot.com/
Peer evaluation — articles
a) Self and peer assessment — Does it make a difference to student group work? Elliott, N. ; Higgins, A. Nurse Education in Practice, January 2005, Vol.5(1), pp.40–48
b) Innovative group-facilitated peer and educator assessment of nursing students’ group presentations. Hunt, J.A. ; Hutchings, M. Health Science Journal, 2014, Vol.8(1), pp.22–31
c) Tessier, J. T. (2012). Effect of Peer Evaluation Format on Student Engagement in a Group Project. The Journal of Effective Teaching, 12(2), 15–22.
The following information is from Karen Freisem of the University of Washington, Center for Teaching and Learning.
– “Peer Reviews” (for faculty) from the Poli Sci/JSIS/LSJ Writing Center – http://depts.washington.edu/pswrite/peerrev.html
– “Participating in Peer Review” (for students) Psychology –http://web.psych.washington.edu/writingcenter/writingguides/pdf/peerrev.pdf
b) Resources elsewhere
– Washington University in St. Louis: http://teachingcenter.wustl.edu/node/425
– Colorado State University: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/peer/index.cfm?teaching_guides_active=classes
– University of Hawaii at Manoa: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/mwp/faculty/teaching-tips/syllabus-design/writing-activities/peer-review
– UW-Madision: http://writing.wisc.edu/wac/node/78
– Science Education Resource Center (SERC): http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/peerreview/index.html
c) Peer review in Canvas
— UW English Computer Integrated Classes — http://depts.washington.edu/engl/cic/fgonline/peer_review.php
— “Canvas 101: Submitting Peer Reviews” (for students) — https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/875034/pages/submit-peer-reviews?module_item_id=5050906
— Canvas Instructor Guide on Assignments has a few Help pages on peer review — http://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/c/23831
— CTL and UW-IT facilitated a workshop on Peer Review in Winter 2014. You can link to the Tegrity recording of the session at:http: //www.washington.edu/teaching/tech-workshops/.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University offers free online tools for higher education. This includes the Live Question Tool for interactions during large lectures, which is described by UF Center for Instructional Technology & Training and EDUCAUSE.
Would you like to learn from others’ experience in redesigning a course? See the list of archived webinars from the National Center for Academic Transformation.
Two articles below discuss the benefits of peer learning and you may find them helpful.
1. Proving the benefits of Peer Instruction
2. Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions
Here are some resources on active learning strategies that can be used in classes.
1. Active Learning for the Large Class http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/cdm/supporting/Active%20Learning%20in%20the%20Large%20Class.pdf
2. Interactive Course Design
3. Freeman S , Eddy SL, McDonough M, et al. Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. PNAS. 2014; published ahead of print May 12, 2014, doi:10.1073/pnas.1319030111. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/05/08/1319030111.abstract. Accessed May 20, 2014.
The authors report on their meta-analysis of 225 studies of undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses in which active learning approaches were compared to traditional lectures. Scores on exams and failure rates of the students were compared. The authors report, “…average examination scored improved by about 6% in active learning sections, and ….students in classes with traditional lecturing were 1.5 times more likely to fail than student in classes with active learning” (page 1 or 6).
For comments from authors who promote the value of traditional lecture, see also A Boost for Active Learning.
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Here are some journal articles on student centered learning that may be helpful to you.
1. Active Learning Strategies in Face-to-Face Courses, pages 3 and 4 (retrieved from http://www.theideacenter.org/sites/default/files/paperidea_53.pdf (Links to an external site.)).
2. Active Learning Strategies, slides 22 to 37 (retrieved from http://www.ineedce.com/userfiles/4/pdf/CEStrategiesPpt.pdf (Links to an external site.)).
3. Active Learning Handbook, pages 16 to 32 (retrieved from http://www.cgs.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/Doc6-GetStarted_ActiveLearningHandbook.pdf (Links to an external site.)).
4. Using Active Learning Instructional Strategies to Create Excitement and Enhance Learning, pages 14 to 16 (retrieved from http://www.cte.cornell.edu/documents/presentations/Eisen-Handout.pdf (Links to an external site.)).