Pedagogical Practices

“Technology gives us access to more and better content, communication, and assessment, but technology by itself does not create engagement.  Traditional lecture courses can be improved by the judicious use of technology, but the primary benefit of technology-mediated content delivery, communication, and assessment outside of class is the additional time it creates for more active and engaged learning with prepared students inside the classroom.”

Bowen, J. 2012. Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Our of Your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning, Jossey-Bass


Active Learning Spaces: Bridgewater College updated three spaces over the Summer of 2015 to create three active learning spaces; McKinney 126, Bowman 24, and Flory 313.  Active learning spaces are spaces or classrooms where students are actively involved in the learning process through a variety of student engagement activities.  These spaces are easily transformed into large groups for discussions, small groups for collaborative work, or a traditional classrooms setting for independent work.

Blended Learning:  Blended learning is “generally applied to the practice of using both online and in-person learning experiences when teaching students.” (The Glossary of Education Reform)

Flipped Classrooms: “Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed info a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.”  (Flipped Learning Network)