Title of Presentation

Creating Stronger Classroom Communities through Active Learning Techniques and Student-Led Classroom Engagement

About the Presenter(s)

Office of Learning Resources

Start Date

6-1-2022 10:00 AM

Abstract/Description

The University challenges its students to live and learn in community, a buzzword used frequently on campus that captures the founders’ mission succinctly. This community spirit makes the University unique. Many students expect to experience community in their residential spaces, but how is community felt in the classroom? Can a deeper sense of community help students learn? In what ways can community be created to make student learning more successful? This roundtable, facilitated by Office of Learning Resources (OLR) team members, explores techniques to get students helping each other in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to active learning strategies and tools and experience some firsthand during the session. Discussion will focus on how students leading classroom activities can help faculty connect better with students and increase student learning. Discussion will also focus on how today’s UD Student brings a unique learning perspective to college given the dramatic impact of COVID-19 and other societal concerns have had on classroom norms and student behavior.

Participants should bring along any classroom strategies they have found successful as well as questions they have regarding how to help students succeed.

The session will also highlight OLR’s peer learning services as another opportunity for students to learn from one another.

Goals for Attendees

Learn new ways to increase peer to peer learning and build community in class.

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Jan 6th, 10:00 AM

Creating Stronger Classroom Communities through Active Learning Techniques and Student-Led Classroom Engagement

The University challenges its students to live and learn in community, a buzzword used frequently on campus that captures the founders’ mission succinctly. This community spirit makes the University unique. Many students expect to experience community in their residential spaces, but how is community felt in the classroom? Can a deeper sense of community help students learn? In what ways can community be created to make student learning more successful? This roundtable, facilitated by Office of Learning Resources (OLR) team members, explores techniques to get students helping each other in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to active learning strategies and tools and experience some firsthand during the session. Discussion will focus on how students leading classroom activities can help faculty connect better with students and increase student learning. Discussion will also focus on how today’s UD Student brings a unique learning perspective to college given the dramatic impact of COVID-19 and other societal concerns have had on classroom norms and student behavior.

Participants should bring along any classroom strategies they have found successful as well as questions they have regarding how to help students succeed.

The session will also highlight OLR’s peer learning services as another opportunity for students to learn from one another.