Wordle: UntitledYesterday I participated in a short course about how to teach large classes. Focus was on how to align teaching for constructive learning, collaborative learning techniques and other active learning tricks. The main point can be summarized in this statement

“If students are to learn desired outcomes in a reasonably effective manner, then the teacher’s fundamental task is to get students to engage in learning activities that are likely to result in their achieving those outcomes… It is helpful to remember that what the student does is actually more important in determining what is learned than what the teacher does.” (Shuell, 1986: 429)