posted Sep 16, 2012, 10:44 AM by Jon Sticklen
updated Sep 16, 2012, 10:58 AM
To register for this Lilly Workshop, click here.
Scale-Up / REAL Classroom
Facilitator: D. Christopher Brooks, Research Fellow, Office of Information Technology, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, October 23, 8:45 a.m - 12:00 p.m., MSU Union, Parlor C
(Registration at 8:45 a.m.; program begins at 9:00 a.m.)
The SCALE-UP (“Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies“)model offers improved problem-solving, increased conceptual understanding, improved attitudes, and reduced failure rates. In January 2013, MSU classrooms designed for this intensive active learning experience will be available and will be known as REAL (Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning) classrooms.
REAL/SCALE-UP classroom spaces are specifically designed to enable lively interaction, enhanced learning, and increased faculty and student engagement. Essentially, students engage with readings, concepts, and, perhaps lectures outside the classroom and class time is spent working collaboratively on interesting problems requiring application of out-of-class material, additional research, reasoning and collaboration. Faculty are not at the front of the classroom but walk around the classroom and provide ‘just-in-time’ assistance to the working teams.
Dr. Brooks will share research and experiences with Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) at the University of Minnesota, what makes the learning so effective, and how aligning teaching methodologies and classrooms has affected student learning and attitudes.
Co-sponsored by the MSU Libraries and IT Services and F&OD.