People learn by confronting intriguing, beautiful, or important problems, authentic tasks that will challenge them to grapple with ideas, rethink their assumptions, and examine their mental models of reality. These are challenging yet supportive conditions in which learners feel a sense of control over their education; work collaboratively with others; believe that their work will be considered fairly and honestly; and try, fail, and receive feedback from expert learners in advance of and separate from any summative judgment of their effort. — Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do
The Teaching & Learning Initiative at Mount Holyoke College has compiled a set of resources for faculty who would like to learn more about various teaching strategies. If you are interested in something that doesn’t appear here, please just let us know!