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Cornell University

Active Learning:
Advocating for It, Measuring It, and Assessing Its Effect on Students
Nov. 1, 1:00-2:00
Room A106, Corson Mudd Hall
Featuring Dr. Michelle K. Smith

Michelle Smith

Dr. Michelle K. Smith

No RSVP Needed!
Open to the public.

Michelle K. Smith is the C. Ann Merrifield is an Associate Professor in Life Science Education in the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine. She will be exploring the teaching practices faculty use play an important role in improving student learning in college courses. In addition, the increasing interest in learning about faculty teaching practices and student conceptual knowledge at multiple points throughout the undergraduate curriculum. To help facilitate this process, Michelle Smith will present the development of tools that can help faculty make instructional decisions during a single class period, throughout a course, and as a department across the entire curriculum. She will also discuss how student learning data have inspired groups of faculty from several institutions to share assessment results with one another, collaboratively develop in-class active-learning instructional units, and use more student-centered instructional techniques.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Innovation and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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