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Enhancing student engagement in a multidisciplinary, first-year experience course
College Teaching Methods & Styles (2010)
  • Michael J. Stebleton, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Murray Jensen
  • Gary Peter
Abstract

Three faculty members from three different professional disciplines outline strategies to engage first-year students in a team-taught, multidisciplinary first-year experience course. The theme of the discussed section is titled "food for thought…and action." Assignments are grounded in theories of cooperative and experiential learning. Tentative outcomes and students’ reactions are shared. Practical suggestions are included for educators who wish to implement comparable initiatives at their respective institutions.

Keywords
  • student engagement,
  • first-year experience,
  • retention,
  • multidisciplinary
Publication Date
2010
Publisher Statement
Published by CLUTE Institute
Citation Information
Michael J. Stebleton, Murray Jensen and Gary Peter. "Enhancing student engagement in a multidisciplinary, first-year experience course" College Teaching Methods & Styles Vol. 6 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_stebleton/15/