Discussion Questions: Active Teaching and Learning
- How does this teacher use the opening (exploratory) activity to engage students in the learning experience? How does the opening activity relate to the objective of the lab that students will perform? What kind of opening activity might you use to engage students in your school setting?
- Think back to when you were a student, and identify one specific learning activity in which you got deeply engaged. What did the teacher do to create this situation?
- What is your teaching style? Do you feel it is your responsibility to define what students learn and how they learn it? Is lecturing a significant part of how you teach? Do students work on course projects alone, with little supervision from you?