These pages provide insight on different approaches to teaching, the complex interrelationships between teacher-student-material, and various modes of instruction.
Teaching Sustainability: Resources for curriculum innovation, learning activities, and opportunities for faculty and student involvement.
Overview of Active and High-Impact Learning Methods: an overview of different methods and modes of instruction for active learning, including tips on effective lecturing, collaboration, and interactive engagement.
Interactive Teaching: a list of over one hundred interactive teaching techniques that can enable student learning and provide feedback to both instructors and learners.
Online Teaching: strategies and pedagogical ideas for teaching online in all modes of instruction (enhanced, mixed, fully online).
Teaching Tips: interactive techniques for raising student engagement and aiding in student learning, useful in all class sizes.
Feminist Pedagogy: The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching (CFT) is thrilled to announce its new guide on feminist pedagogy, written collaboratively by seven graduate students and one CFT assistant director. From their introduction: “Feminist pedagogy is not a toolbox, a collection of strategies, a list of practices, or a specific classroom arrangement. It is an overarching philosophyâ€”a theory of teaching and learning that integrates feminist values with related theories and research on teaching and learning.”
Internationalization of Teaching & Learning: as our disciplines become increasingly affected by globalization, instructors may desire to add a global scope to their courses. This page provides ideas and inspiration for global topics in many disciplines.
Experiential Learning: a partnership between UCF, students, and the community which promotes development of student professional, personal and academic skills in an applied learning environment. This page gives information and ideas on how to start.
College of Sciences In school, I believed that good writing was a “gift” for a chosen few, and I wasn’t one of the chosen. After many years, I realized that becoming a good writer is a struggle for everyone. Like learning to write, learning to teach is also a struggle for everyone. Good teaching is not a “gift” for a chosen few—good ...
College of Health and Public Affairs As a teacher, I learned that students are motivated not only by enthusiasm but also by organization, clarity, scholarship, and good teaching techniques of classroom conduct. Motivation is as important as intelligence in influencing student learning. Studies have found that motivation ranks above intellect, peer ...
College of Arts and Humanities I teach because I am drawn to the rewards and challenges of teaching. The classroom provides me the opportunity to mentor students, contribute to their intellectual growth, and collaborate with them in the production of original knowledge that shapes the field. I teach courses on state and local history, moder...