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Prof. Jagoutz leads a discussion near a stream. (Image courtesy of Taylor Perron and used with permission.) 

 

OCW Educator helps teachers search the vast library of OCW resources to find instructional approaches and teaching materials. Explore This Course at MIT pages to discover how MIT instructors teach their courses, and freely select and adapt their explanations, examples, and simulations to help concepts come to life in your own classroom.

 

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In this video, Professor Erik Demaine shares his approach to engaging students in his course, 6.046 Design and Analysis of Algorithms.

The key to teaching algorithms well is just to be excited about the material. If you, personally, think these algorithms are really cool... students pick up on [that excitement and]... get engaged with the material.

—Erik Demaine

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Some terms on this page have been used and adapted from multiple sources, including:

  • ABL Connect
  • Guidelines for Teaching @ MIT and Beyond
  • Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching
  • Chi, Michelene T.H. and Ruth Wylie. "The ICAP framework: Linking cognitive engagement to active learning outcomes." Educational Psychologist, 49(4): 219-243, 2014.
  • Kirschner, Paul A. and Jeroen J. G. van MerriĆ«nboer. "Ten steps to complex learning: A new approach to instruction and instructional design." Chapter 26 in 21st Centruy Education: A Reference Handbook. Edited by T. L. Good. Sage, 2008. ISBN: 9781412950114.
  • Merrill, M. David. "First principles of instruction." Educational Technology Research and Development, 50(3):43-59, 2002.
  • van MerriĆ«nboer, Jeroen J.G. and Paul A. Kirschner. Ten Steps to Complex Learning: A Systematic Approach to Four-Component Instructional Design. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415807968.