Project Title: Active Learning in Large Enrollment Classes
Team Size: 1
Platform: Written Publications and Presentations
Project Timeline: May - Dec 2022
Funding: Teaching Innovation Grant, UT Center for Teaching and Learning
In SP 22 I received a small grant based on the research question “How to teach a 200-person class like a 20-person class?” which I used to fund some experimental development of my large-enrollment intro to programming class. This development included introducing Active Learning in the form of Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning by incorporating open-ended discussion questions, group problem-solving, and small team projects. In FA 22 I enrolled in an online doctoral-level Educational Psychology class where I wrote about this research. I also presented the research at the Center for Teaching and Learning’s “Speed Upskilling” panel.
Publications and Presentations:
Johns, M. (2022). From Floundering to Flourishing in Large Enrollment Classes: Facilitating Semi-Automated Learning Communities and Peer-to-Peer Interactions. CG Scholar, EPSY 408 FA22. https://cgscholar.com/community/profiles/mjohns/publications/258296
Johns, M. (2022). Productive Struggle in Higher Education: With Particular Challenges for Large Enrollment Classes. CG Scholar, EPSY 408 FA22. https://cgscholar.com/community/profiles/mjohns/publications/257730
Presented at the UT Center for Teaching and Learning’s “Speed Upskilling” panel
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