Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education

Report
Best Practices in F2F Teaching
Renee F. Aitken, Ph.D.
1. Encourages Contact Between
Students and Faculty
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This is the most important factor in student
motivation and involvement.
How do you encourage frequent studentfaculty contact in and out of classes?
2. Develops Reciprocity and Cooperation
Among Students
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Learning is enhanced when it is more like a
team effort that a solo race.
How do you promote collaboration that
increases involvement in learning to deepen
understanding?
3. Encourages Active Learning
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Learning is not a spectator sport.
How do you allow students to talk about what
they are learning, write about it, relate it to
past experiences and apply it to their daily
lives?
4. Prompt Feedback
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Students need appropriate feedback on
performance to benefit from courses.
How do you help students assess their
existing knowledge and competence and
receive suggestions for improvement?
5. Emphasizes Time on Task
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Time plus energy equals learning.
How you define time expectations and assist
students in effective time management?
6. Communicates High Expectations
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Expect more and you will get more.
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How you help students to perform well?
7. Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of
Learning
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There are many roads to learning. Students
rich in hands-on experience may not do so
well with theory.
How do you allow for multi-modal
approaches to learning?
References
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Seven Principles for Good Practice in
Undergraduate Education by Arthur W.
Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson

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