Observation Guide for the Active-learning Classroom

This guide was created by Carl Wieman to facilitate the observation of classes incorporating active learning. The observer(s) might be other faculty, postdocs, or graduate students with the purpose of learning about implementation of active learning, or to provide feedback to the instructor. It can also serve as a guide for instructors on their design and implementation of active learning activities. It is intended to apply to modest size class, 6 to 80 or so, where students can work in groups with the instructor circulating around them, often with TA helping. The full guide is 2 pages, and a 1-page simplified version is included for the beginning observer.

Carl Wieman
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Instructors: In-Class Activities and Active Learning
In-class activities
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