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Beyond Chalk and Talk: Active Learning in the Humanities

Wednesday, October 11, 2017: 11:30 AM–1:00 PM
Woods Classroom, Harrison Libraries


Bryan Sinche - College of Arts and Sciences, English

Erin StriffCollege of Arts and Sciences, English

The humanities classroom has long been moving away from the “chalk and talk” method of teaching.  But do all discussion-based seminars include active learning?  In this Learn@Lunch, Bryan Sinche and Erin Striff presented methods of active learning such as flipping the humanities classroom and using student-generated media to encourage critical and creative thinking.  They also showed how educational technologies in or out of the classroom are most effective when combined with collaborative, hands-on learning, encouraging students to analyze and interpret the information they’ve learned.