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This resource describes three types of short activity that are simple to introduce into a lecture-based course, that can be incorporated into a slide presentation, and that help increase the level of active pedagogy: minute papers, personal response questions, and problem-based discussions. Many downloadable sample slides regarding evolutionary topics are provided.
UC Museum of Paleontology
The PowerPoint slides in this resource provide a starting point for instructors wishing to incorporate active learning into their classrooms. With increased experience, the instructor will be able to modify and extend these activities, optimizing them for particular applications and topics.