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Faculty Services: Guide to Active Learning

Library services available to faculty at YCCC.

Introduction

Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.”  (Chickering & Gamson, 1987).

Recommended Web Sites

The Active Learning Site
Web links, research summaries, bibliographies for college faculty

Learner-Centered Teaching
Web links to publications, audiovisual material, and web sites

Center for Educational Innovation
Suggested activities and strategies for incorporating active learning into the classroom, plus further resources

Active Learning Online
Annotated bibliography of active learning resources

Recommended Research Databases

Free access to full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles.

Ebooks via Proquest Ebook Central

E-books
All e-books can be accessed via ebrary, from the library website. Login required from off-campus

Books from the Library

Print Books

All print books can be found in the YCCC library.