Engage Students in Large Lecture Courses

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Engage Students in Large Lecture Courses . Brian Udermann, CATL . 1. Capture, recapture, capture, recapture, . Start early in class to get their attention Re-engage with gusto at least every 10 minutes Build it into your lecture, notes, presentation . 2. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Slide 1</p> <p>Engage Students in Large Lecture Courses Brian Udermann, CATL 5 Ways toTake Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Capture, recapture, capture, recapture, Start early in class to get their attentionRe-engage with gusto at least every 10 minutesBuild it into your lecture, notes, presentation 1</p> <p>Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Use demonstrations, activities, stories, real life examplesReally does keep their attention Helps them learn and retain informationDont be afraid of making a fool of yourself to get a point acrossExamples</p> <p>2</p> <p>Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Use humorUse videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg Use students humorHelps them enjoy classKeeps them awake so they dont miss the next concept </p> <p>3</p> <p>Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Strive for practical application - make topic relevant to their lives Current topics / research Relate to other classes/their majorMakes the class much more interesting to the studentsExamples4</p> <p>Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Get to know as many names as possibleShow up early and mingle Hold small review sessions frequentlyStalk them when they hand in their testsAsk names of students when they come to see you</p> <p>5</p> <p>Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Additional ideas Utilize reviews often Make expectations clear Encourage some writing Repeat student questions Have a great first class (set the stage)</p> <p>Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Additional ideas Utilize guest speakersUse power point effectively Be enthusiastic about your topicShare past evaluations with students Collect student feedback during the class</p> <p>Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl In conclusion There is no best way to teach a large lecture. Depends on . . . You The class The topicShow the students you care about them and that you are enthusiastic about the topic </p> <p>Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Any Questions </p> <p>Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl Take Five: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning - January 19, 2010Hosted by the UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning website: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl </p>

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