Can Akkan’s Presentation (June 3, 2005) : click here.
A site from National Teaching and Learning Forum (U.S.). Article titled ?Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom.? discussing What is Active Learning and Why Is It Important?, How Can Active Learning Be Incorporated in the Classroom?, What Are the Barriers?, What Conclusions Should Be Drawn and Recommendations Made?, and a list of selected references.
The Chemical Engineering Department at McMaster has a site, ?Problem-based Learning, especially in the context of large classes.? There are many links here including an entire book, ?Problem-Based Learning: Helping your students gain the most from PBL.? This book is free on the Web and you can print and copy any part of the book that you want.
The University of Delaware site has sample Problem Based Learning (PBL) problems for Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Criminal Justice, and Physics, and also includes links articles in ?About Teaching,? the on-line newsletter from the Center on Teaching Effectiveness.
Classroom Expernomics site from Marietta University is dedicated to the use of economic experiments as a teaching tool for the classroom.
VARK is the acronym for Visual, Aural, Read/Write, Kinesthetic. You may want to visit this site and answer 13 simple questions to experience how you can help your students determine their learning style preference. Once your questionnaire is scored, the site offers tips on how best to deal with your learning style. You must go to the copyright page, but there is no charge for this, then you can send your students to answer the same questionnaire and find out the breakdown of learning styles for your classes.