Selected Pedagogies

These pages provide insight on different approaches to teaching, the complex interrelationships between teacher-student-material, and various modes of instruction.

Mentor at the lake

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 philosophy—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.

Teaching with Multimedia

 

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Drew Lanier
College of Sciences Drew   Lanier Students retain more of course material when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Accordingly, I employ a mixture of lecture and the Socratic Method. Doing so communicates the basic concepts and ideas in the course, while also measuring the students' comprehension, leading to mo...

Rudy McDaniel
College of Arts and Humanities Rudy McDaniel Father Guido Sarducci, a character famously portrayed by comedian Don Novello in the Saturday Night Live sketch The Five Minute University, makes the claim that the average college graduate remembers only five minutes worth of material five years after graduation. Rather than really learning, he says, these stude...

Houman Sadri
College of Sciences Houman Sadri I believe education is a tool for improving the quality of life. Education is not an end in itself, but a process. My teaching philosophy is to encourage critical thinking, innovative problem solving, practical application of theory, and tolerance of diverse ideas from an international perspective. To achieve ...