Using Active Engagement to address high level taxonomy issues new to the upper-division

What are the issues at the upper-division level?

(Compare to Bloom’s Taxonomy & updates)

  • Learning to model real world
  • What do symbols mean?
  • Flow between multiple representations
  • Visualization –esp. in 3-d
  • Generalizing
  • Partitioning unity
  • Reaching Conclusions
  • Making/ Checking assumptions
  • How do you know when you know?
  • Metacognition
  • Synthesis

Types of Activities

(Designing open-ended activities-this is not natural or spontaneous)

  • Projects
  • Labs
  • Small Group Activities
  • Walking Around
  • That, thetahat, etc.
  • Effective Potential
  • Density
  • Current
  • Small white Boards
  • Poll the audience vs. open-ended Vs, multiple-reps
  • Poll the audience-Tevian refuel between London & Tokyo
  • Multiple reps – tell me something about dot products
  • Stating Conclusions
  • Homework
  • Concept Maps
  • Prediction/ Confrontation
  • Lecture

Choosing Type

  • Advantages & Disadvantages of various types
  • What are you trying to accomplish?
  • How much lack of control can you tolerate?

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