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Active Learning Examples: Collaborative Experiences


Name of Activity: WPCC Collaborative Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE): Water quality of Johns River watershed and the effect on mussel populations Instructor: Jessica Howells   Class: Science Courses Description of Activity: We are working with TR Russ, NC Nongame Fisheries Biologist, to investigate the effect of water quality, particularly nutrient concentrations, on a population of threatened…

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Active Learning Examples: The Class as a Neural Network


  Name of Activity: The Class as a Neural Network Instructor: Rusty Harrison   Class: PSY 150 Description of Activity: Students in the class simulate a neural network and get a valuable lesson in the speed of neural transmission.   Procedure for Activity Depending on your class size, arrange 15 to 40 students so that each…

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Active Learning Examples: Pictionary


Name of Activity: Pictionary Instructor: Courtney Long   Class: ART 111   Description of Activity:  Art Appreciation students don’t make objects because it is a lecture course, so I wanted to give them a hands on activity.   The goal is for students to express themselves and convey information only using symbols/drawings while reviewing vocabulary words,…

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Active Learning Examples: Mock Criminal Trial


Name of Activity : Final Mock Criminal Trial   Instructor: Steve Moulton   Class: CJC 132   Description of Activity: A mock criminal court trial is prepared as students form teams and “work” through the court case as if they were officers of the court.   Procedure for Activity: Students and their teammates must put…

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Active Learning Examples: Mock Crime Scene


Name of Activity: Mock Crime Scene   Instructor: Steve Moulton   Class: CJC 221   Name of Activity : Final Mock Crime Scene   Description of Activity: A mock crime scene is prepared as students form teams and “work” through the crime scene as if they were criminal investigators.   Procedure for Activity: Students and…

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Active Learning Examples: Marketing WPCC


Name of Activity: Marketing WPCC Instructor: Sam Vegter   Class: BUS 110 Description of Activity: Students are given three tasks to complete. A Billboard (i.e. a bulletin board outside the classroom), A Logo, and A Radio Ad.   Procedure for Activity I split the class into up to three groups and give them the handout for…

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Active Learning Examples: Make It, Take It


Name of Activity: Make it Take it Activity for Social-Emotional Development (Partner with Teacher’s Pet) Instructor: Kasey Gardner   Class: EDU 119 Description of Activity: Students used content and strategies discussed throughout the semester to develop classroom materials to be used with their early childhood students.   Procedure for Activity Students chose 3-4 strategies to promote…

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Active Learning Examples: Lost at Sea II


  Name of Activity: Lost at Sea, Extreme Human Resources Instructor: Sam Vegter   Class: BUS 110   Description of Activity: Students must make decisions based on information provided in the case. Procedure for Activity: Students are given the following information on individual slips of paper: You are on a sinking boat in the middle…

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Active Learning Examples: Lost at Sea


Name of Activity: Lost at Sea, Decision Making Instructor: Sam Vegter   Class: BUS 110   Description of Activity: Students must make decisions based on information provided in the case. Procedure for Activity: Students are given the following information: You are on a sinking boat in the middle of the sea.  The ship is on…

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Active Learning Examples: The Global Quiz


Name of Activity: The Global Quiz Instructor: Sam Vegter   Class: BUS 110   Description of Activity: Students are given a quiz via PowerPoint on various cultural differences around the world. Procedure for Activity: Students are given a small white board and marker. They are told that they will have to stand up and answer…

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