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ERIC Number: ED312920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Promoting Active Learning in Freshmen: The Ursinus College Academic Orientation Workshop.
Chambliss, Catherine
This document describes a training program provided to faculty, staff, and upperclassmen group co-leaders of the Academic Orientation workshops at Ursinus College. The text describes the specific objectives and methods used to conduct these freshmen workshops. There is widespread agreement that optimal education requires students to learn through their active involvement with information, concepts, and principles. The Academic Orientation workshop was specifically designed to communicate the college's expectations of high student involvement in classes from the outset of the freshman's college experience in order to promote active learning on campus. The text explains how co-leaders are trained, looking at background (a couple of meetings at which faculty members discussed ways to orient new students to the academic side of the school); overview of academic orientation workshop format; objectives of academic orientation workshops (student expression and student listening); process considerations for workshop leaders; discussion segment; and conclusion of co-leader training. Freshmen attendance at the workshop was very good, in part due to the strenuous efforts of the Student Life department to present the Academic Orientation workshops as an integral part of the overall new student orientation program. Contains 4 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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