#IAMSE16 – Active Learning: It Takes A Team to Make it Happen

20151111_123707During the upcoming IAMSE meeting in Leiden, there will be a number of terrific pre-conference sessions for your consideration.  We are very excited to offer this workshop on the topic of Active Learning in the classroom.

There is an overlap between small group and large group teaching strategies. Small groups, by their nature, tend to be interactive, using problems or cases to frame discussion among peers and a faculty facilitator. Large groups can become passive and focus on PowerPoint delivery of content. The faculty presenter can get caught up in the role of sage on the stage losing interactivity with the audience. This workshop offers strategies to transition to engaged and active learning.

Participants will:
1. Define the role of the flipped classroom model of education and apply to active learning strategies.
2. Dialogue with experts who use active learning techniques to facilitate learning; increase knowledge of the technique
3. Share additional techniques and adoption strategies
4. Be introduced to the IAMSE Manual: Active Learning

Outcomes: Participants will understand how the flipped classroom model fosters active learning principles. Participants will be able to bring active learning strategies for large group teaching back to their institution. The overall outcome is a positive feeling about introducing new strategies into their teaching of large group sessions. Finally participants will be made aware of a new IAMSE resource, a manual on Active Learning, and be introduced to author experts who are resources to guide them in adopting new active learning strategies.

For more information on the 2016 IAMSE Meeting and to register, click here.