Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
424
Utgivningsdatum
2018-04-06
Förlag
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensioner
231 x 157 x 28 mm
Vikt
681 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781787144880
Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education (inbunden)

Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education

Teaching for Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity

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In the era of the 21st century knowledge society, higher education can play an important role as a driver for innovation, leadership and creativity, as it helps develop not only well informed and knowledgeable citizens but also responsible and creative individuals. The challenges of globalization, tightly linked with rapid developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the need to address issues of quality and inclusiveness for a better quality of life and a sustainable future, have become drivers of change in higher education institutions. We are experiencing a shift towards more interdisciplinary curricula and a more integrated and student-centred approach to teaching. Instructors increasingly use active learning and other pedagogies of engagement as a means to increase learning and improve student attitudes. This book explores best practices for effective active learning in higher education. Experienced instructors from different disciplines and countries share their experiences and reflect on best practices, as well as on the theoretical underpinnings of active learning. Contributors share their thinking on strategies based on different active learning methods such as the use of ICTs, collaborative learning and experiential learning, as well as their implications for teaching, assessment, curriculum design and higher education administration. Active learning provides skills for real life problem solving and prepares students to become responsible and active citizens. This book will be a very significant resource for educators who are interested in making a difference in students' lives.
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Written by higher education faculty from North America, Europe, and Latin America, the 15 chapters in this volume describe active learning strategies in higher education that promote leadership, innovation, and creativity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and other disciplines, as well as those that incorporate information and communication technologies. They discuss the epistemology of active learning and its contributions to higher education, as well as steps in designing active learning experiences based on different learning theories; active learning approaches in environmental studies, art history, change management, and information systems, and accounting, and strategies using online learning, collaborative learning, technology-enhanced learning for pre-service teachers, and digital portfolios; the pedagogical legacies of Dorothy Lee and Paulo Freire; and a new vision for higher education based on lessons from the field of education for the environment and sustainability. -- Annotation (c)2018 * (protoview.com) *

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Anastasia Misseyanni is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Deree - The American College of Greece. Anastasia coordinated the development of the Deree Environmental Studies program, has served as its program coordinator and is currently Head of the Department of Science and Mathematics at Deree. Miltiadis D. Lytras is Research Professor at Deree - The American College of Greece. Miltiadis has co-edited more than 45 special issues in International Journals, has written 42 books and has served as the co-editor in Chief of international journals. Paraskevi Papadopoulou is Professor of Biology at Deree - The American College of Greece. Paraskevi contributed to the development of genetic testing protocols for genetic diseases such as tuberous sclerosis and of Neurofibromatosis type I. Her current research is on Mediterranean biodiversity and green roofs, Higher Education research teaching innovation in STEM disciplines. Christina Marouli is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Deree - The American College of Greece. Christina has a long career as educator in diverse contexts and as consultant on environmental issues in Non Governmental Organizations for women and children. She has founded and directed the Center of Excellence for Sustainability at the American College of Greece.

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Introduction Section I: Active Learning in Higher Education: A Theoretical Background 1. Towards an Epistemology of Active Learning in Higher Education and its Promise; Lorayne Robertson 2. Designing for Active Learning: A Problem Centered Approach; Susan Stetson-Tiligadas Section II: Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education: "Stories" and Lessons Learnt 3. Active Learning Stories in Higher Education: Lessons Learned and Good Practices in STEM Education; Anastasia Misseyanni, Paraskevi Papadopoulou, Christina Marouli and Miltiadis Lytras 4. Concepts and communication in the early stages of an environmental science degree: a case study of formative activities and tasks; Peter J. Shaw 5. Active Learning Strategies: Stories and Lessons Learnt - Studying Environment in the Field; Daniel Moscovici and Emma Witt 6. Online Learning as the Catalyst for more Deliberate Pedagogies: A Canadian University Experience; Lorayne Robertson, Wendy Barber and William Muirhead 7. Active, Cooperative Learning in Online Higher Education: The Learning Design for "Change Management" at the Universitat Obierta de Catalunya; Eva Rimbau-Gilabert 8. Engaging the non-Art History Student: A Tale of Five Football Players (and others) in Roman Art; Gretchen Kreahling McKay 9. Pre-service Teachers and Active Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning: The Case of the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic; Zbynek Filipi and Lucie Rohlikova 10. Intercultural Talent Management Model and its Application as an Active Teaching and Learning Strategy: Pre-Service Teachers in a New Time and Space Dimension: Virtuality; Eileen Sepulveda Valenzuela, Marcelo Careaga Butter and Maria Graciela Badilla Quintana 11. Active Learning in Practice: Techniques and Experiences in Information Systems Courses in Brazil; Ronney Moreira de Castro, Sean W. M. Siqueira, Cesar Augusto R. Bastos, Maria Cristina Pfeiffer Fernandes 12. Using Socrative App for Accounting Students in Higher Education; Ines Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Cristina Alcaide-Munoz, and A.I. Jimenez-Zarco 13. Enhancing Learner Autonomy and Active Learning Using Digital Portfolio; Linda Pospisilova Section III: A Vision for Humanity Through Higher Education 14. Pedagogical Legacies of Dorothy Lee and Paulo Freire; Azril Bacal Roij 15. A New Vision for Higher Education: Lessons from Education for the Environment and Sustainability; Christina Marouli, Anastasia Misseyanni, Paraskevi Papadopoulou and Miltiadis Lytras