Strategies to Engage Students in Group Informational Sessions . By Hilleary Himes and Jeff Gugino. Today we will discuss…. Informational sessions Orientation/FTCAP Group Presentations Active learning Strategies to engage students. Informational Sessions.
Strategies to Engage Students in Group Informational Sessions
Hilleary Himes and Jeff Gugino
Strategies to engage students
FTCAP (First year testing, consulting, and advising program)
First year students considering business
Second year students preparing to enter a major
Provide information about degree audits, exploratory tools, available resources
Learn by doing: students learn through experience
Encourages deeper learning as opposed to “surface” learning
(Brockbank & McGill 1998)
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I have given informational sessions?
Provides instant feedback
Encourage critical thinking
Improve learning by getting students active in learning process
Make changes to material
Assess students’ understanding
Students can assess their own understanding
Increase in participation
"Putting up your hand in class is pretty complex thing, kind of dangerous, socially and academically. But everyone is willing to give anonymous answers. Everyone is equally involved and the answers are honest. And fast."
Victor Edmonds, Educational Technology Services, University of California at Berkeley
* Question altered between 2009 and 2010
** Question not used in 2010
You are finding it hard to study in your room because your roommate is sleeping all of the time and is annoying. On top of that, your first exam grades were surprisingly low. You believe that you studied enough, but felt like the professor asked questions that weren’t covered in class. You are tired and frustrated.
What should you do?
What techniques are you using that you would consider Active Learning?
Question & Answer
On a scale of 1 through 9
1 = Can I have my hour back?
5 = It was interesting.
9 = It answered every question I had about active learning!