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Team-Based Learning

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Jun. 5, 2015—  Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology by Diana Laurillard This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work to coordinate...

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I’ve Flipped My Classroom. Now What?

Feb. 17, 2014—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director “A few years ago if I had said flipped classroom to them, most faculty would have given me a blank stare,” said Derek Bruff, director of the center and a senior lecturer in mathematics. “Now they are coming to us wanting more detail. The speed of that change and the...

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Flexible Classrooms: Highlights from #Spaces4Learning

Dec. 19, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director. Cross-posted from Derek’s blog, Agile Learning. Last week Vanderbilt University hosted a group of architects and architecture faculty from the University of Melbourne for a series of presentations and conversations on the design of learning spaces. Melbourne is one of our “sister” schools, and faculty from its School of Architecture...

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New Teaching Guide: Team-Based Learning

Jun. 10, 2013—Team-based learning is one version of a flipped classroom, which is supported by a 1998 study by Richard Hake. Hake gathered data on 2084 students in 14 introductory physics courses taught by traditional methods (defined by the instructor as relying primarily on passive student lectures and algorithmic problem exams), allowing him to define an average...

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Episode 39 – Student Learning on Display: Vanderbilt Theater from 1940s to 1960s

Nov. 6, 2012—In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a student poster session where he talks with Vanderbilt student Sam Mallick about how he spent the summer exploring the university’s collection of papers from Joseph E. Wright‘s tenure as director of the Vanderbilt Theatre. Sam participated in the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program (VUSRP). http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep41_axle2.mp3 [MP3,...

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Episode 38 – Student Learning on Display: Pump Up the Volume – Vandy Vinyl

Oct. 26, 2012—In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, talks with Curb Scholars Branden Sanders, Keith Berquist, Daniel Eubanks, Harrison Shapley, and audio engineer, Scott Marquart about their Curb Creative Campus project where they developed a high-quality production studio to record independent projects of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students.  The studio is the centerpiece of a larger...

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Episode 37 – Student Learning on Display: Maleness in C-Ferns

Sep. 28, 2012—In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a student poster session where he talks with two first-year biology students about their research project investigating the effects of antheridiogen, the pheromone which determines the sexual phenotype of gametophytes, on the germination rates of maleness in C-ferns. http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep37_cfern.mp3 [MP3, 7 min 53 sec]   To better...

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Episode 35 – Student Learning on Display: Electrocardiogram Chair

Aug. 29, 2012—In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a poster session where he talks with Hannah Pauly and Corey Peak, two members...

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Episode 32 – Student Learning on Display: Art and Portable Media

Jul. 2, 2012—In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode we join CFT Director Derek Bruff as he reports on-location from the Curb Creative Campus Catalyst Event. Vanderbilt students...

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Episode 30 – Student Learning on Display: Spinach-Powered Solar Cells

May. 4, 2012—In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode we join CFT Director Derek Bruff as he reports on-location from the floor of the poster session at the...

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