Considerations to effectively integrate current events into classroom discussions. Faculty may plan to discuss current events or integrate unplanned current events into the classroom to support student learning.
Resources: Active learning
A selection of literature resources discussing the impacts of active classroom participation on student learning.
A selection of literature resources discussing the impacts of active learning on student learning.
The following set of videos provide an overview of the theories, models, techniques, and strategies promoted by the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching.
Challenging Discussions is a resource for USC faculty who would like help in managing potentially difficult dialogues in their classes. This series focuses on handling discussions that involve emotionally charged, controversial, or sometimes deeply personal topics. Modules cover all aspects of incorporating discussions in courses, including course design and discussion facilitation.
The four foundational human learning theories: behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, and andragogy.
Principles for fostering instructor presence in online courses.
Active learning strategies, its basis in learning theories, flipped courses, and student motivation.
The development and delivery of course content, including principles of multimedia instruction, flipped resources, and inclusivity.
Techniques for leading academic discussions, including defining terms, including all voices, and warning signs that a discussion is becoming challenging.