This regularly updated feature provides valuable suggestions for improving your students’ learning through a variety of fresh and usable teaching approaches. Each tip includes select references and resources if you wish to explore a topic further.
Metaphors can improve students’ capability to think creatively.
English professors have found different ways to use poetry and metaphors to unlock students’ creative minds. Using metaphors to stimulate creativity is being implemented in experiments that the students are participating in.
Some helpful way to improve in-class or online groups discussions
We often focus on presentation skills as oral communication skills, but students more frequently need to either lead or contribute to productive group discussions. Small group discussions can easily go off the rails when students indulge in off-topic talking, inadequate listening, and disrespectful behavior. The dynamic quality of class discussion presents challenges to faculty who would like to hold students accountable for the quality of their participation in these discussions.