Immersive learning, active learning, creative inquiry: all these terms are used to describe innovative pedagogies. What are some techniques that have worked for you in or out of the classroom? How to you get funding for active learning strategies that take students out of the classroom? What challenges do you see with promoting active learning or alternative pedagogies in today's universities, and in the future?
learning (IL), active learning, and creative inquiry
terms used to describe innovative pedagogies. Combining disciplines,
like history or art with literature, is another approach that crosses
traditional learning boundaries, usually involving another
faculty. IL is most invoked in foreign language learning but can also be
useful in invoking an historical background or the feeling of a
place. Price can prove one obstacle of such innovations: How do you pay two people for teaching one class? Travel? Another can be difficulties crossing disciplinary boundaries or tension with your collaborator. This roundtable offers an opportunity to compare notes and surmount obstacles
while pondering new and challenging pedagogies.