Workshop on Active Learning Strategies, Day One

One of the areas identified by the Kenyatta University faculty members for building capacity is in the area of teaching large classes. KU teacher educators often teach education courses with 250-500 students, including methods courses. We have had previous professional development on teaching large classes more generally, and decided to have a three-day workshop aimed at supporting teacher educators in actively engaging students in learning in the subject methods courses. SU team members Marcelle Haddix, Jeff Mangram, Joanna Masingila and Moses Ochanji led the workshops.

The strategies we discussed on Day One of the workshop were (a) Opening Question, (b) Cold Call: No Opt Out/Stretch It, (c) HRASE Questioning, and (d) Two-minute Paper. After discussion and experience with each strategy, workshop participants planned how to use at least two of these strategies in their upcoming lessons.

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Jeff Mangram engages participants with the Cold Call strategy
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Moses Ochanji discusses the HRASE Questioning strategy
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Jeff Mangram and Hellen Amunga discuss a strategy
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Vincent Kawoya and Florence Miima discuss a strategy
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Doris Njoka and David Khatete discuss a strategy
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Moses Ochanji and David Oludhe discuss a strategy
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Violet Kimeu and Beatrice Murila discuss a strategy
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Marcelle Haddix engages participants with the Two-minute Paper strategy

About Joanna Masingila

Joanna Masingila is a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at Syracuse University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Kenyatta University in 1998, and since that time Syracuse University and Kenyatta University have an institutional linkage.
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