Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning Discussion: Engagement in Lecture Classes


Faculty, Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Teaching & Learning Discussion: Engagement in Lecture Classes

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Research shows that active learning is more effective than lecturing alone and can have many benefits including creating opportunities to practice with course material in class and build community among their peers. However, it can often be difficult to find ways to effectively engage students in large lecture courses because of obstacles, including classroom layout or other distractions. How can we mitigate these challenges and foster active participation in our classrooms? Our conversation will begin with insights from Woo-kyoung Ahn, the John Hay Whitney Professor of Psychology, and Stepen Slade, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science. They will share their own thoughts and pedagogical practices and then invite others into the conversation. Participants are encouraged to come ready to contribute their own questions, challenges, and variations on practices related to engagement in lecture courses. Breakfast will be provided. We are committed to hosting inclusive and accessible events that allow all participants to fully engage. Please contact us at faculty.teaching@yale.edu if there are ways we can support accommodations, be aware of any dietary restrictions, or for questions about inclusion.. . — Event Details: https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/rsvp?id=2261193