5 High-Impact Teaching Practices
If we want our teaching to have a major impact on student learning, what are some ideas that can help us do that? Since 1990, the scholars of teaching and learning have been generating new ideas – every year – about college-level teaching. All of these ideas are good, but which ones have the most potential to have a high impact on student engagement and student learning?
In this presentation, Dr. L. Dee Fink offers his list of five high-impact teaching practices. Implementing any one of these can improve almost anyone’s teaching; implementing two or three of them will provide an amazing experience – an experience that is as exciting for the professor as it is for the students.
About L. Dee Fink
L. Dee Fink is a nationally and internationally-recognized consultant on college teaching and faculty development.
After receiving his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1976, Dee accepted a faculty position at the University of Oklahoma. In 1979, he founded the Instructional Development Program at the University of Oklahoma and served as its director until his retirement from Oklahoma in 2005. From 2004-2005, he served as president of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the primary professional organization for faculty developers in the United States.
Dee is the author of Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses (Jossey-Bass, orig. ed. 2003; updated ed., 2013) and co-editor of Designing Courses for Significant Learning, Issue #119 in the quarterly series New Directions for Teaching and Learning (Jossey-Bass, Fall 2009).
More information about Dee can be found on his website: www.finkconsulting.info