University’s Camp EdVenture Highlights Active Teaching and Learning Techniques

Attendees learned about rethinking course design, the assessment process and how to best implement active learning.

Attendees learned about rethinking course design, the assessment process and how to implement active learning.

Some 50 faculty members attended the inaugural Camp EdVenture Aug. 4, an interactive all-day event that explored course design, active learning and assessment ideas to bring into the classroom.

The program allowed attendees to stretch their imaginations, consider new and engaging techniques, and learn more about the power of technologies that support the learner experience.

Sessions covered topics such as rethinking course design to foster increased engagement and deeper learning, an introduction to the assessment process and how to best implement active learning.

Camp EdVenture was held at the East Falls Campus of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and organized by the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning in East Falls and the Center for Teaching and Learning on the Center City Campus.

“This opportunity highlighted proven teaching and learning techniques vital to new teachers, as well as essential to seasoned educators wanting to further enhance their students’ learning,” said Jeffrey Ashley, director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning. “It was a chance for all to reassess and restock their toolbox of teaching methods.”

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