Active Learning, Lectures, and Student Outcomes in 4D
ESA Education’s Water Cooler Chat– May 21st, 2021
ESA’s Four-Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework challenges educators to integrate multiple dimensions in the teaching and learning of ecology. One way to accomplish this is using active learning during lectures. How can we incorporate ecological practices and human-environment interactions along with ecological concepts using active learning techniques in lectures to improve student outcomes? What would this look like when lecturing to mixed majors and non-majors of ecology? Bring your favorite beverage and join us to explore a case study and generate ideas about active learning in your lectures using 4DEE.
Guest Host: Justin St. Juliana, Cornell University
Resources shared during the chat:
- Use Data Nuggets for graphing and interpreting data.
- Build your own simulations for core concepts: Northwestern Netlogo Models
- Check out details about the Four-Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) Framework