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Active Learning Resources

Following up on Carl Wieman’s keynote on science education research, MTEI has collected ideas and resources for implementing active learning in your own class. We’re also happy to consult with you one-on-one for tailored suggestions on taking first (or further) steps with active learning. Here are four techniques to consider:

  • Think-pair-share: students think about a question, pair up to discuss, then share with the class.
  • One-minute papers: students write a brief response to what was just taught.
  • Brainstorming: students pause to think about how to solve a problem.
  • In-class polling: students all respond to a question in real time.