The iBiology Scientific Teaching Series is a collection of videos that provides current and future undergraduate biology instructors with the tools to design and implement a student-centered curriculum using evidence-based pedagogy.
In this active learning module, find out how active learning addresses the current challenges in biology education.
The Problem: What are the issues with traditional undergraduate biology education? What is missing in the way we currently teach science in college?
Classroom Models: Compare different pedagogical approaches and undergraduate biology classrooms. Reflect on how your teaching fits within the spectrum of educational models.
Addressing the Problem: How can one shift from a teacher-centered to a student-centered classroom model? What are the benefits of active learning for students and instructors?
The Tools:How can instructors get started with active learning? What simple and effective active learning methods can easily be implemented in a course? Hear from instructors about their experience and see classroom demonstrations using think-pair-share and clickers.
The Evidence:Find out about a series of studies that demonstrates the effectiveness of active learning, and reflect on the evidence supporting some of the teaching practices presented in the series.