EDUC 391 - Engineering Education and Online Learning, Spring 2016
Project: Teaching Teachers
Camila Pereira, James Leo, Lucas Longo
Professor in higher education are undoubtedly experts in their fields, yet one can argue that most know little of or not follow the most recent research on education. Professors, for the most part, are still sages on the stage teaching to a large number of students at once with little engagement by the students and only summative assessments to gauge their learning. The problem is that teaching this way requires less time from the professor than if the course included a capstone project, in-class discussions, engaging directly with the material and other instructional activities and learning experiences that require a great deal of planning, coordination, and time to evaluate.
The need is to instigate professors to think of ways they can improve their class so that students are more engaged and that the professor sees deeper learning happening.
Professor in higher education institutions will learn how to create a pedagogically enhanced course structure with learning objectives, assessments, and instructional activities that are intrinsically coupled with one another in order to improve the learning outcomes of their courses.