How can instructors meet the needs of today’s students? According to Dr. Mark Taylor, the answer lies in moving away from the traditional lecture and toward a classroom that embraces active learning.
In his article, “A manageable revolution: Flipping the faculty from the lecture model to research-based instruction,” Taylor not only outlines the advantages and challenges of promoting active, research-based pedagogies in the classroom, but also provides concrete advice on how to actually go about implementing them.
“The pedagogy of the past will neither engage our students nor prepare them for the work of the future,” he writes. “Recognizing this, as well as the diverse learning needs of our incoming traditional students, is the first step in higher education reform toward more effective teaching practices.”
He makes a point to note that educational technology, including student response systems, can be a crucial component in building engagement and facilitating active learning.
Check out the full article on page 20 here to learn more. You’ll be glad you did!
Taylor, M. (2016). A manageable revolution: Flipping the faculty from the lecture model to research-
based instruction. Leadership. 22(2), 21-25.