Selected Pedagogies

These pages provide insight on different approaches to teaching, the complex interrelationships between teacher-student-material, and various modes of instruction.

Mentor at the lake

Teaching Sustainability: Resources for curriculum innovation, learning activities, and opportunities for faculty and student involvement.

Overview of Active and High-Impact Learning Methods: an overview of different methods and modes of instruction for active learning, including tips on effective lecturing, collaboration, and interactive engagement.

Interactive Teaching: a list of over one hundred interactive teaching techniques that can enable student learning and provide feedback to both instructors and learners.

Online Teaching: strategies and pedagogical ideas for teaching online in all modes of instruction (enhanced, mixed, fully online).

Teaching Tips: interactive techniques for raising student engagement and aiding in student learning, useful in all class sizes.

Feminist Pedagogy: The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching (CFT) is thrilled to announce its new guide on feminist pedagogy, written collaboratively by seven graduate students and one CFT assistant director. From their introduction: “Feminist pedagogy is not a toolbox, a collection of strategies, a list of practices, or a specific classroom arrangement. It is an overarching philosophy—a theory of teaching and learning that integrates feminist values with related theories and research on teaching and learning.”

Internationalization of Teaching & Learning: as our disciplines become increasingly affected by globalization, instructors may desire to add a global scope to their courses. This page provides ideas and inspiration for global topics in many disciplines.

Experiential Learning: a partnership between UCF, students, and the community which promotes development of student professional, personal and academic skills in an applied learning environment. This page gives information and ideas on how to start.

Teaching with Multimedia

 

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Peter Jacques
College of Sciences Peter  Jacques My teaching philosophy is simple: cultivate what works for students! Executing this philosophy is decidedly more difficult than just saying it, but my goal is to engage students in the classroom in a way that effectively helps them learn. Long lectures do not appear to be as effective as we used to think (thoug...

Drew Lanier
College of Sciences Drew   Lanier Students retain more of course material when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Accordingly, I employ a mixture of lecture and the Socratic Method. Doing so communicates the basic concepts and ideas in the course, while also measuring the students' comprehension, leading to mo...

William Safranek
College of Medicine William  Safranek I do not know if many educators formally construct their teaching philosophy before they walk into a classroom for the first time; I certainly did not when I started as an adjunct instructor at UCF in 1996 or when I became a full-time instructor in 2005. I am certain all educators think strongly about the kind o...