CETL Presentation October 12, 2011 Dr. Lisa Dinella & Dr. Natalie Ciarocco Psychology Department This presentation was based on the following works: o Marin, A (2011, January). Using Active Learning to Energize the Psychology Classroom: Fifty Exercises That Take Five Minutes or Less. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete, FL. o Marin, A. (in press). The art of the mindful moment: How to use micro- activities to promote learning. Accepted for publication in College Learning. Heldref Publications. o Marin, A. (2011). The Interactive Learning Companion for Introductory Psychology. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education. What was the worst lecture that you have ever attended? •What made it the worst? Attention span is ~10 minutes Vision trumps all other senses Rehearsal & active processing of information Learn better when we are interested & motivated Don’t Resist the Science! May require you to cut content Takes time to change the class Risky psychologically Guidelines for creating and using mindful moments o Should only last a few minutes o Should require the student to process the information actively o Students must be accountable for the end product Minute Papers Visual Learning Assessment Student Interaction Discussion/Debate Pop Culture Critical Thinking How could YOU use it? o Select one of the activities on the handout to apply to a class you are teaching right now. • Share with a neighbor! Work with diverse teaching styles Reinforce secondary learning objectives o Mindfulness: We are better at this than our students! Flexible and user friendly Good form of assessment o Close your eyes . . . So short, it is a reasonable risk! You have 2 minutes to summarize the main point of today’s presentation. • Share with the group!!!