Submitted by Mike Meyer, Director of the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning
As instructors move toward more learner-centered teaching methods, the “flipped classroom” has gotten lots of press. But “flipping” is more than just recording videos. The expectation is that delivering content outside of class will free up time for more engaged learning in the classroom.
A great topical index of methods, ideas, and articles related to learner-centered teaching methods can be found on the webpage of the the North Central College’s Center for Teaching and Learning (http://northcentralcollege.edu/academics/academic-affairs/center-teaching-and-learning/teaching-methods). The index ranges from tips on interactive lecturing to getting students to participate in discussions, but also includes good articles on teaching critical thinking and collaborative (group) techniques.
I encourage you to survey the site and explore one topic or article related to some aspect of your teaching. If you’d like to discuss it afterwards, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to stop by the William G. Jackson Center forTeaching and Learning (http://www.mtu.edu/ctl/) in the Van Pelt and Opie Library, room 219!