A heuristic for categorizing active learning teaching strategies
As part of its project with MEXT’s Acceleration Program (AP) Grant, the Miyazaki International College Active Learning Working Group (MIC ALWG) compiled and defined a list of over 30 of what we have come to term Active Learning Teaching Strategies. (ALTSs). These strategies are essentially the teaching techniques that instructors employ in their classes to engage students in the learning process, encouraging them actively interact with the materials, the instructor, and each other and employ various levels of critical thinking. The list was compiled by researching strategies used at several American universities and through class observations and interviews with teaching faculty at MIC. The ALWG decided to organized the strategies in a logical fashion in hopes of determining how the AL strategies differ from each other, and how much of what kinds of activities are currently being employed at MIC. The group’s efforts resulted in a categorization heuristic that may be of use to other institutions wishing to clarify their educators’ preferred practices for AL teaching techniques. The poster presented includes a visual of the MIC ALWG’s “matrix.”
Presented at SUTFL (Sojo University Teaching and Learning Forum) 2017 - Active Learning in a Globalized World, Sojo University, Kumamoto.