Active learning techniques have been shown to improve learning across a range of STEM disciplines. This paper presents three methods: pre-class reading with online quizzes, the use of audience response devices in class and in-lecture worksheets that have been used in a Thermal Fluid Sciences class in Mechanical Engineering.
By using active learning methods, attendance and engagement has improved significantly, but end of module exam results have seen no significant improvement.
This session will present the findings of this research and discuss some of the important aspects to consider when implementing these activities. By doing so it is hoped that participants will be able to improve the learning experience for students in a variety of STEM disciplines.