High Impact Teaching Practices

Dee Fink, Instructional and Faculty Development, University of Oklahoma (emeritus)

If we want our teaching to have a major impact on student learning, what are some ideas that can help us do that?

Since 1990, the scholars of teaching and learning have been generating new ideas about college-level teaching – every year, every year.  All of these are good ideas, but which ones have the most potential to have a high impact on student engagement and student learning?

In this presentation, I offer my list of 5 high impact teaching practices.  Implementing any one of these can improve almost anyone’s teaching; implementing two or three of them will provide an amazing experience – an experience that is as exciting for the professor as it will be for the students.