Colloquium Jan. 22, 2020 3pm NS 212C
Speaker : Dr. Amy Been Bennett, University of Arizona
Date: January 22, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Room: NS 212C
Title: Active Learning across Grade Levels: From Mathematical Models to Collaborative College Classrooms
Abstract: Teaching practices that emphasize student participation and collaboration during mathematics tasks are gaining attention at the university level. Mathematics education research shows that teaching via an active learning approach leads to greater student learning gains, higher engagement in mathematics during class, and increased persistence in STEM disciplines. In this talk, I will present research on active learning approaches in different settings across grade levels K-16. My early research in active learning emphasized the value and versatility of mathematical modeling tasks. My current study explores the norms of teaching introductory mathematics courses via active learning at the undergraduate level. This work highlights the factors that influence instruction, such as the physical learning space, and has implications for undergraduate mathematics instruction.