Archive for STEM

A review of Teaching and Learning: STEM a Practical Guide by Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent (2016, Jossey-Bass)

STEM Student: “I really hate working on homework in groups—why can’t I work by myself?” Professor:  “I get that you’re unhappy and I’m sorry about it, but I’ve got to be honest with you—my job here is not to make you happy but to prepare you for your career. Here’s what’s not going to happen […]

10 Active Learning Techniques in Engineering

Written by Dr. Nesreen Alsbou-  Transformative learning has the potential to transform the educational process by providing the educators with the tools to raise student’s interest in the material and make the teaching process more effective. A traditional class with homework, exams and an instructor spending all the lecture time lecturing and students taking notes […]

A Professor’s Experience with STLR

Faculty involvement in STLR has amazing benefits for both faculty and students, but there are some issues that can be avoided through preparation. Here are the experiences of one faculty member who has implemented several STLR projects.   Over the past year, the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has been implementing a Student Transformative Learning […]