Jeanne Chang and Kelli Stanley
The benefits of student participation are widely recognized but getting students to participate can be a challenge. Here you'll find resources we have developed for our SF State faculty as well as information and resources for strategies and techniques you can use to increase participation in your class. Come to a workshop or sign up for a consultation for assistance with specific questions you may have.
For some general guidelines and information on encouraging and facilitating participation in your classroom, you may want to visit some of the following links.
Town Hall and Post-It Note Strategies
This first person article focuses on the techniques of using post-it notes to go from 'seminars' to 'town hall meetings' in the classroom. Addressing the issue of required participation and creating structured cooperative learning opportunities, you may find some techniques and information here to work with.
Practical Ideas for Improving Student Participation by Meryellen Weimer
This article offer suggestions and links to other resources
- Developing a Rapport with Students by Neil Fleming addresses impact of student-instructor interaction on learning
- Solving the Problem of Student Participation offers an expansive means of exploring hte issues and solutions. Posted by the Eblerly Center at Carnegie Mellon University