Reviewing refers to “an activity that is used to encourage individuals to reflect, describe, analyze, and communicate what they recently experienced.”
L. K. Quinsland and A. Van Ginkel (1984), How to Process Experience, The Journal of Experiential Education, 7 (2), p.8-13
Active reviews can be a great way to build a comfort level for both you and the students for active learning in general. As with all learning activities, it is important to consider structure, relevance, meaning, and variety. Consider attending workshops to experience a variety of strategies and consider how which ones might fit with your teaching style and your courses.
Teacher’s Dozen In the active review workshop, these 12 different strategies are modeled and/or discussed.
Polling Signs Strongly Agree / Agree / Disagree / Strongly Disagree
Roles and Responsibility Facilitator, Recorder, Prober, Encourager
BOOKS AVAILABLE IN THE CENTRE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
Angelo, T.A. & Cross, K.P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers (2 nd edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Thiagi Group. Interactive Strategies
Retrieved June 1, 2006 from http://www.thiagi.com/interactive-strategies.html This site explains 66 different strategies for engaging students actively in learning. Although the website is primarily for trainers, the ideas are excellent for review strategies. The section on Training Games also provides wonderful and fun ideas. http://www.thiagi.com/games.html
Exam Review Strategies
Retrieved June 1, 2006 from http://www.stfx.ca/academic/facdev/news_files/ExamReviewStrategiesPackages.pdf
This 7 page pdf file describes a number of strategies that can be implemented as part of an exam review