Learning is a social process, and many environmental factors including how the instructor teaches, and how actively engaged the student is in the learning process will have positive or negative influences on what and how much students learn (Lambert & McCombs, 2000).
Comparative studies of learning outcomes between students following lecture programmes and those in active learning courses, suggest that there are significantly more learning gains in the active learning courses (Springer, Stanne, & Donovan, 1999).
This webinar will consider what this means for classroom practice, examining the reasons why active students learn more and considering what teachers might do to increase involvement and thus improve learning quality.
Mel West is a Professor of Education Leadership at Manchester University. During his career, Mel has worked with school systems in a number of countries in Europe, South America and Africa, and has developed particularly strong links with China, and over several years he held visiting professorships at Beijing Normal and East China Normal Universities, and in 2013 he spent a semester at the Centre for Education Research in Tsinghua University, teaching qualitative research methods to postgraduate social science students. He was recently appointed, within the Chinese Ministry of Education’s Visiting Foreign Expert Programme, to work with Beijing Foreign Studies University, contributing to the continuing development of the International Business School and assisting with development of a new School of Education.
1. 前沿性：教育管理学专家Mel West教授主讲，传递前沿教学理念