Making the most of your IFLEX classroom

Keep these important teaching and learning principles in mind…

  1. Enhance student and faculty contact
    • Increase opportunities for student-teacher interaction in the classroom.
  2. Promote diverse work groups and teams
    • Maximize opportunities for students to work in diverse groups or teams.
  3. Support interactive and engaged learning
    • Provide interactive learning experiences to improve engagement and retention.
  4. Increase classroom communication
    • Increase opportunities for students to share their ideas with faculty and peers.
  5. Make student thinking (and learning) visible
    • Provide tools to make thinking visible in class, including interactive technologies.
  6. Expect increased participation
    • Increase opportunities for students to learn how to collaborate effectively.
  7. Adapt to different styles and strategies
    • Support a variety of teaching and learning styles and strategies.

*Adapted from Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson, “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education” (1987) https://www.utc.edu/walker-center-teaching-learning/teaching-resources/7-principles.php

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