Writing and STEM: a Workshop

While the ideas and philosophy of traditionally liberal arts disciplines overlap well with the goals and practices of Digital Liberal Arts, many educators in STEM fields find it difficult to identify with these pedagogical strategies that have the potential to enhance their teaching, and importantly, their students’ retention.


Vision and Change at UMW

While this movement does not mean completely eliminating in class lectures, it does mean to incorporate an ever increasing amount of active learning techniques into our classroom time. The goal is to better engage our students through individual and group activities that include worksheets, tangible manipulative exercises, and oral questioning and spontaneous polls that better convey the material in the classroom. These methods are far more effective at relaying complex ideas and materials than the traditional lecture, and also result in a much better retention of the knowledge.