ERIC Number: EJ798397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 2
Using Teaching Teams to Encourage Active Learning
Gueldenzoph, Lisa E.
Business Communication Quarterly, v70 n4 p457-462 2007
This article discusses the use of teaching teams to encourage active learning in a business communication class. The author offers examples of short activities that can be used to help create an active learning environment. Some of these favorite activities include homework reviews, the value line, 3-2-1 processor, and muddiest point. In each of the examples, students actively participate in the learning process, take ownership for the information, and collaborate to understand and become knowledgeable about the content. The varied use of team activities as state changes during a class session helps students stay focused and involved. This result is well worth the instructional effort needed to prepare and manage an active class.
Descriptors: Business Communication, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Teamwork, Group Instruction, Group Membership, Group Structure, Group Activities, Homework, Student Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Higher Education
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Education Level: Higher Education
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