Shake Things Up with Diverse In-Class Activities Handout

  • Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting
    3:30-4:45 pm - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - HUB Allegheny Room

    This interdisciplinary panel approach involves a roundtable discussion and workshop with instructors of both undergraduate and graduate students designed to facilitate conversations about innovative instructional practices. The panelists will discuss or model a few ideas they’ve used in the classroom and then facilitate a conversation to learn what others are doing in their classrooms. The goal is to generate diverse new ideas and share strategies for increased student engagement. Panelists will collect suggestions and create a master document of strategies that will be shared through the Center for Teaching Excellence.


    Dr. Erin Conlin, History

    Professor Brooke Mathna, Criminology

    Dr. Pao Ying Hsiao, Food and Nutrition

    Dr. Mimi Benjamin, Student Affairs and Higher Education

    SoTL Materials Available from IUP Libraries


    Fink, L. D. (2003). Creating Significant Learning Experiences : An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses . San Francisco, Calif: Jossey-Bass.

    Foyle, H. C. (1995). Interactive Learning in the Higher Education Classroom Cooperative, Collaborative, and Active Learning Strategies. Washington, D.C.: National Education Association, 1995. Call Number LB1032 .I498 1995

    Glazer, F. S. (2012). Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.


    Baepler, P., and Walker, J. D. (2014). Active Learning Classrooms and Educational Alliances: Changing Relationships to Improve Learning. New Directions for Teaching & Learning, 2014 (137), 27~40. doi:10.1002/tl.20083

    Bolliger, D. U., and Armier, D. D. (2013). Active Learning in the Online Environment. Active Learning  in Higher Education, 14(3), 201-211. doi:10.1177/1469787413498032

    Delialioğlu, Ö. (2012). Student Engagement in Blended Learning Environments with Lecture-Based and Problem-Based Instructional Approaches. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 15(3), 310-322.

    Lahlafi, A., and Rushton, D. (2015). Engaging International Students in Academic and Information Literacy. New Library World, 116(5/6), 277-288. doi:10.1108/NLW-07-2014-0088

    Metzger, K. k. (2015). Collaborative Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Active Learning Classrooms: A Report of Faculty Team Teaching Models and Student Reflections from Two Biology Courses. Bioscene, 41(1), 3-9.

    Oncu, S.. (2015). Online Peer Evaluation for Assessing Perceived Academic Engagement in Higher Education. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 11(3), 535-549. doi:10.12973/eurasia.2015.1343a

    Parrott, H. M., and Cherry, E. (2015). Process Memos: Facilitating Dialogues about Writing between Students and Instructors. Teaching Sociology, 43(2), 146-153. doi:10.1177/0092055X14557440

    Van Auken, P. (2013). Maybe it’s Both of Us: Engagement and Learning. Teaching Sociology, 41(2), 207-215. doi:10.1177/0092055X12457959

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