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Education

Ron Beghetto on Teaching Large Classes (Full Interview)

Ron Beghetto
Education
(26:29)

Keywords: Education

How do you ask your students to prepare for class and how are they held accountable for this preparation?

Ron Beghetto
Education
(3:04)

Synopsis: Ron focuses on challenging students’ assumptions. Attendance is optional, but they must participate when in class. Ron offers a pre-lecture overview on difficult readings and asks students to present readings and to give micro-presentations.

Keywords: Accountability, Education, Participation

What techniques do you use with shyer and less confident students to help them contribute in class?

Ron Beghetto
Education
(3:49)

Synopsis: Ron invites students to volunteer and take risks. He models himself as someone who is still in a constant state of learning. He deliberately asks for volunteers who dread volunteering. He designs multiple kinds of opportunities for students to contribute.

Keywords: Education, Featured, Learning Styles, Participation

How has the idea of student-centered teaching influenced how you design your courses?

Synopsis: Ron explains how the student-centered movement has changed is role as an instructor, how he enables students to practice professional behaviors, and how he provides choices about how they demonstrate their learning.

Keywords: Education, Featured, Learning Styles

How important is establishing a relationship with the students in your large classes and how does this impact classroom management in an age of texting, emailing, and web surfing during class?

Ron Beghetto
Education
(4:51)

Synopsis: Ron speaks about several ways he tries to connect to students. He feels that teachers need to demonstrate that they respect students as individuals and know that they have lives outside the classroom.

Keywords: Building Community, Education

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