Active learning implementation
Successful implementation of a pedagogical technique that one hears about at a conference is challenging. As more faculty look to incorporate active-learning approaches into their classroom, many of these faculty come across questions about how to do it effectively. If they do not have colleagues at their institution who can help, they may decide that making the change is too difficult and give up. Therefore, it is proposed that faculty are more likely to successfully adopt a new approach if they have a mechanism for support during implementation. The goal of this symposium is to create a connection between presenters and attendees to help support adoption of active-learning techniques.
In this symposium, presenters are asked to describe how they implemented a new pedagogical approach and how they overcame any challenges encountered during adoption. Presenters could describe a new technique they developed or how they adopted an existing technique and made it work for their course. As part of their presentation, presenters will also be required to identify a mechanism through which attendees can contact the presenters in the months after the conference, e.g., zoom consult, follow-up mini-seminar, FAQ website.