Essential Skills in Active Facilitation of Active Learning (eSAFAL)
Enroll in our ‘Essential Skills in Active Facilitation of Active Learning (ESAFAL)’ course. It is a MEA CEED recognised blended learning course for academics to design and facilitate active learning in line with the Monash Focus Education Agenda specific for school programme outcomes. The course provides opportunities for academic staff to explore the promise and potential benefits of using Active Learning techniques in the classroom and model ways for faculty to transform students from passive listeners to active learners. There are FIVE subtopics in the course. The sub-topics will be used to: demonstrate active learning strategies that faculty can use with their students; model these strategies in the F2F session so that faculty can see them in action; use the strategies to empower faculty to take greater accountability for their teaching effectiveness. The course also offers an insight into how an active learning approach can be used to strengthen the interconnection between teaching and learning within Arts, Business, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy and Sciences.
Do you want to…
facilitate teaching and learning approaches to influence, motivate and inspire students to engage in active learning in a range of educational settings?
build up your students’ existing knowledge and understanding through pre-class activities in order to achieve deeper levels of understanding incorporated through in-class and post-class activities and thus achieving the higher order thinking skills (HOTS) of Bloom’s Taxonomy?
apply digital technologies, particularly, social media tools and video to reinforce community learning through discussion, collaboration, and purposeful discourse?
Topic 1: Active Facilitation And Implementing Active Learning strategies
Topic 2: Planning & Designing For Enhancing/Transforming Your Unit through Pre-, In-& Post-Class Activities
Topic 3: Designing learning activities for Engaging Students in Large Classes
Topic 4: Flipping Your Classroom Through Blended Learning To Maximize The Student Experience
Topic 5: Effective use of videos in Active Learning