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Place-Based Learning Across The Disciplines: A Living Laboratory Approach To Pedagogy, Anne E. Leonard, Karen Goodlad Sep 2018

Place-Based Learning Across The Disciplines: A Living Laboratory Approach To Pedagogy, Anne E. Leonard, Karen Goodlad

Publications and Research

Faculty participants in a fellowship designed to engage students at an urban commuter college of technology in their general education curriculum evaluated and redesigned their courses to include place-based learning (PBL) using the Living Laboratory model of pedagogy. Focused on faculty perception of the relationship between PBL and its influence on general education, the study illustrates how faculty from across disciplines apply PBL techniques to revitalize general education learning outcomes. Findings include the influence of the fellowship on the design of PBL activities and perceived levels of student engagement, especially when compared to more traditional classroom instruction.


Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Tools For Teamwork: Asset Mapping And Team Processing Handbook, Geoff Pfeifer, Elisabeth A. Stoddard Aug 2018

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Tools For Teamwork: Asset Mapping And Team Processing Handbook, Geoff Pfeifer, Elisabeth A. Stoddard

Research and Reports on the Great Problems Seminar Program

Our graduates will enter a diverse workforce across the globe and need to be prepared to work with people of differing backgrounds. Studies show that diverse teams are better at solving problems and innovating. Research also shows that bias and stereotyping on teams can eliminate these benefits and reduce student learning. We have developed several tools and modules to help students and faculty identify, manage, and mitigate these issues. Asset mapping and team asset charting are two tools we have used with over 150 students on project teams. Our research shows these tools can improve equitable and effective teamwork by ...


Formative Assessment And The Impact On Student Learning, Michael Huisman May 2018

Formative Assessment And The Impact On Student Learning, Michael Huisman

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

The objective of this action research project was to examine the impact that formative assessment has on student learning. These formative assessment techniques were used in a general education environment with eighty-nine students. Data collection took place over the course of a three-month time period with both quantitative and qualitative techniques. These techniques were summative assessment scores as well as a student survey. Analysis of the overall data shows that formative assessment methods that are used in the classroom positively impacts student learning.


Imls Sparks Ignite Il Framework Cooperative Project Final Performance Report, Appendix F: Outcomes & Indicators For Student Performance, Jessame Ferguson Feb 2018

Imls Sparks Ignite Il Framework Cooperative Project Final Performance Report, Appendix F: Outcomes & Indicators For Student Performance, Jessame Ferguson

IMLS SPARKS Ignite IL Framework Cooperative Project for At-Risk Student Success in Smaller Colleges

This document is an appendix to the Final Performance Report for the IMLS Sparks Ignite IL Framework Cooperative project. It contains the four outcomes and the performance indicators for each outcome.