New! Aligning your Syllabus with Active Learning Course Design

Date(s) - 11/19/2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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There are 2 spaces reserved, 18 are still available.

This is a synchronous, online workshop that uses Zoom within a Canvas module.

When active learning is used in any class format, the syllabus should communicate this approach, define the format, explain what it means for instructors and students, and orient students to what learning. Many parts of the syllabus can convey this message and make expectations transparent and well-supported.

A recent UWM research investigation into a program resulted in the development of two new tools to help instructors modify their courses to align with active learning:

  • A Rubric for Alignment your Course with Active Learning
  • A Rubric for Implementing Active Learning¬†

Our study and other recent investigations into active learning classrooms at UWM indicated that students do not quite understand what active learning means, why they have to do it, what’s in it for them, and how this changes their role.¬† Your modified syllabus is a great starting point for recalibrating students’ grasp of learning in your course.


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