Student Experiences in Mason’s Active Learning Classrooms

  • Kimberly K. Eby George Mason University; Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
  • Shannon K. Jacobsen College of William and Mary; Sociology
  • Laura Lukes George Mason University; Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Zhicheng Zhang George Mason University; Institutional Research and Assessment
  • E. Shelley Reid George Mason University; Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Amber Jensen George Mason University; Writing and Rhetoric

Abstract

Mason is reimagining learning spaces on our campuses to foster increased student engagement through active and collaborative learning. As part of this initiative we have created an iterative design process that leverages feedback from faculty and students teaching and learning in these spaces. This poster highlights findings about student experiences in Masonâs Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) based on surveys from the past two academic years. In total, 2,077 students completed the survey. Overall, students are overwhelmingly positive about their experiences teaching in an ALC. This poster will highlight student feedback, including the reported benefits and frustrations about learning in these spaces. Future plans and directions are also noted.

For more information about learning environments at Mason: http://learningenvironments.gmu.edu/

Author Biographies

Kimberly K. Eby, George Mason University; Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
Kimberly K. Eby is the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Developmentàat George Mason University.
Shannon K. Jacobsen, College of William and Mary; Sociology
Shannon Jacobsen received heràB.A. in Integrative Studies andàM.A. in Sociology from George Mason University. She is finishing her Ph.D. at Rutgers and is currently a lecturer at the College of William and Mary.
Laura Lukes, George Mason University; Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
Laura Lukes is theàAssistant Director for Teaching Excellence, Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning at George Mason University.
Zhicheng Zhang, George Mason University; Institutional Research and Assessment
Zhicheng Zhang is the Associate Director for Institutional Research and Assessment at George Mason University.à
E. Shelley Reid, George Mason University; Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
Shelley Reid is theàDirector for Teaching Excellence for the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning at George Mason University.
Amber Jensen, George Mason University; Writing and Rhetoric
Amber Jensen is a Ph.D. student in the Writing and Rhetoric program at George Mason University.
Published
2017-09-18
Section
4:15pm-5:30pm POSTER SESSION (Group A- 4:15-4:45pm)