We celebrate our 50th episode with a discussion about THAT phrase… the buzz word of buzz words in the college teaching profession: active learning. We always hear about it, we often talk about it… but are we really doing it? Jim and Claire unpack this ubiquitous phrase and explore examples of what it actually looks like. They highlight the three different components that make active learning "active" and the different ways of introducing students to the trio. Along the way, you'll hear some metaphors being tortured and a potential jeremiad about ham-and-pineapple pizza… but all in the name of helping our students to learn!
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Claire mentioned Fink's book on course design in this episode. We devoted a deeper look into that and other top books on college teaching as part of our trip to Claire's Bookshelf (Ep. 10).