Active learning techniques are known to improve student learning and address problems of student disinterest. This talk will focus on two classroom-based active learning techniques - peer-instruction and think-pair-share. I will show results of effectiveness of active learning techniques for student learning and engagement. Active learning techniques also constitute an important component of the flipped classroom strategy. In the talk I will share some guidelines for the out-of-class direct instruction component and in-class active-learning component of flipped classroom.
Sahana Murthy is a faculty member at the IDP in Educational Technology at IIT Bombay since 2009. Prior to that she worked as a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education Research at MIT and Rutgers University, USA. She got her PhD in physics from Rutgers University, MSc in physics from IIT Bombay and BSc from University of Mumbai. Her current research interests are in students' development of thinking skills through technology enhanced learning environments, and teacher use of educational technology tools and strategies.