Lone student thinking hard in an alcove

Student-generated questions

June 15, 2020 Mira Vogel 0

What is it? After studying independently, students are ask to generate questions about the material. This can also happen after live teaching, when it is sometimes called a ‘Minute paper’ or ‘Exit ticket’. Why do […]

From the back of a lecture theatre - Prf Krsreenivasan Lecture

Confidence to contribute

May 5, 2019 Mira Vogel 0

What is it? Some students tend to contribute disproportionately to discussions while others hardly ever speak. This guide offers some alternative ways to even out student participation in a group discussion. Why do it? Hearing […]

Jigsaw activity diagram from https://itali.uq.edu.au/files/3077/Resources-teaching-methods-jigsawtechnique.pdf

Jigsaw activity

May 5, 2019 Mira Vogel 0

What is it? Each student within a ‘home group’ focuses on a separate segment of a given concept or unit of learning. They convene into temporary ‘expert groups’ to develop their ideas before returning to […]

Fishbowl discussion graphic

Fishbowl discussions

May 4, 2019 Mira Vogel 0

What is it? Fishbowl is a discussion among students in an inner circle surrounded by an outer circle of silent active listeners. The inner group is asked to contrasting perspectives or particular roles. For example, […]

Peer instruction

Peer Instruction – Eric Mazur’s approach

May 2, 2019 Mira Vogel 1

What is it? Peer Instruction is an approach to teaching difficult concepts which students often misunderstand – bottlenecks in learning which students must pass through if they are to progress further. Students are assigned preparatory […]