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 Learning Teaching 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.
Mathilda Van Niekerk
College of Hospitality Management My philosophy of teaching has developed over the course of many years of teaching and industry experience in South Africa and the USA. Looking back on my career, I have found that my mission as a teacher has always been based on the following unchanging principles: I always want to ensure that my students un...
College of Arts and Humanities If I were to encapsulate the most important principle in my teaching philosophy, it would be that one must enjoy being a teacher in order to be a good one. I am passionate about education because I am a learner myself who believes that learning should be curiosity driven, active, and enjoyable, and should emphasiz...
College of Medicine Engagement is the key to education. In the classroom, I engage my students by establishing a dialogue with them. Instead of simply reciting information, I ask questions. Why is the CDC in Atlanta? Students are surprised to learn that the original goal of the CDC was to eliminate malaria from the southern United St...