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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Ken Teter
College of Medicine Ken  Teter 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...

Denise Gammonley
College of Health and Public Affairs Denise  Gammonley My teaching is inspired by the work of Paulo Freire. I strive to create a sense of shared community within the classroom by promoting thoughtful dialogue, critical reflection, and acquisition of empirically based knowledge. My teaching goes beyond lessons about intervention strategies, research, and theory to inco...

Josh Colwell
College of Sciences Josh  Colwell I joined UCF after 17 years at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I was a Research Scientist. There, I took every opportunity to teach, though teaching was outside my normal duties. My love of teaching was my primary motivation for moving to UCF. My emphasis is on the fundamental concepts rather than...