Monday, October 31, 2011

Engaged Learning: Reflect & Interact

Review the practices of engaged learning described in these introductory materials:  creating a learning community in your classroom, challenging students effectively, involving the affective and/or psychomotor domains and not just the cognitive, engaging the facets of knowledge construction associated with perspective and empathy, and using some high-impact practices.  

How do you already do any of these successfully?  

Which one(s) do you want to try to improve, and how might you do that?

1 comment:

  1. I use collaborative learning regularly in my math classes. When students work together, they can successfully tackle more challenging problems. It also creates a forum for students to discuss the problem solving process, and to engage in peer to peer learning. I try to teach metacognition by detailing the problem solving process, and 'thinking aloud' for my students. I think this is useful for the development of their problem solving skills. I think this could be even more effective if students were to get practice in identifying, understanding, and verbalizing their own problem solving processes. When I do collaborative quizzes, I hear the strongest students do this. It could be helpful for all students to hone their metacognition skills.

    Oh, and HIPS, HIPS, HIPS! Sure we hear a lot about this, but I think that all of us can find ways to incorporate more and better high impact practices in our classes!