A brief description of case study as a teaching method to improve student critical thinking, collaboration, and communication in various disciplines.
An introduction to student engagement and the High Impact Practices (HIPs) that can be implemented in individual courses.
A selection of literature resources discussing the impacts of groupwork 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.
Strategies for planning class discussions, including a positive class atmosphere, discussion norms, grading discussions, and acceptable sources of information.
A guide on how to use the strategic questioning process and strategic questions, with sample questions for each step of the process, for class discussions that may become challenging because they touch on personal or social change.
A collection of tips for promoting effective groupwork, a sample form for having students in a group evaluate the level of participation form group members, and recommendations for further resources.