Tag: Teaching Strategies


Team-Based Learning

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Last Updated:September 7, 2023 First Published:March 4, 2022   Team-based learning (TBL) is a student-centered instructional strategy that utilizes a flipped classroom model allowing students the opportunity to work in groups to solve authentic problems. TBL is a collaborative, active learning strategy that can be utilized in both large and small classrooms, and “supports the… Read More

Teaching in the Clinical Setting

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Last Updated:April 25, 2023 First Published:April 25, 2022   Prior to the start of a clinical rotation or experience, faculty should discuss their expectations of learner performance with the learners. Topics to discuss should include goals and objectives/outcomes, teaching strategies, evaluation and feedback techniques, daily schedule, clinical duties, case presentations, writing notes, supervision hierarchy, modes… Read More

Student Engagement

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Author: Amy Hall, EdD June 22, 2022   When students are engaged with course content, they are actively involved in the learning process and constructing their own knowledge (Delialioglu, 2012). Instructors who engage students make learning meaningful, gain and keep their attention, and motivate them to pursue excellence. Engagement strategies include setting clear expectations, implementing… Read More

Service Learning

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Last Updated:October 16, 2023 First Published:March 30, 2022   According to Seifer and Connors (2007), “service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities” (p. 5). Service-learning activities promote learning via active participation in real-life experiences… Read More

Problem-Based Learning

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Last Reviewed:February 15, 2024 First Published:February 10, 2022   Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered, active learning strategy where students work in small groups (4-6 members) to solve complex, real-world problems that can have multiple solutions. While similar to case-based and team-based learning in that student groups solve problems, PBL emphasizes the student’s role in… Read More

Leading A Class Discussion

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Last Updated:January 23, 2024 First Published:January 5, 2023   Class discussions offer many pedagogical benefits, including building community and offering faculty the chance to informally assess student learning. These class discussions can take many forms, including structured, semi-structured, or informal discussion sessions. When planning a class discussion, it is helpful to have a clearly defined goal for the session. In addition to establishing a goal, faculty should consider what preparation… Read More

Engaging Lectures

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Last Updated:September 14, 2023 First Published:March 8, 2022   Engaging lectures keep your audience focused while providing new insight and stimulating thinking and analysis. Active lecturing can motivate your audience to develop new skills and think in new ways.   Use the comments section below to let us know your ideas about engaging lectures.

Case-Based Learning

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Last Updated:January 23, 2024 First Published:January 27, 2023   Case-based learning (CBL) is a learner-centered teaching strategy in which learners analyze authentic problems, real or fictional, to address problems, resolve questions, and/or identify solutions. Working in groups or individually, learners examine cases using guided inquiry, applying knowledge and critical thinking skills, and connecting theory to… Read More

Active Learning

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Last Updated:July 21, 2023 First Published:June 1, 2022   Freeman et al. (2014) define active learning as instructional activities that engage “students in the process of learning through activities and/or discussion in class, as opposed to passively listening to an expert. It emphasizes higher-order thinking and often involves group work” (p. 31). Active learning strategies… Read More