Pedagogical Framework

There are a variety of useful pedagogical frameworks and Engage has chosen a few to guide the work we do with faculty and staff on the UW-Madison campus.

  • Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education - Chickering & Gamson (1987)
    This article defines seven principles of good practice based on research on good teaching and learning in colleges and universities. The articles states, “Good practice in undergraduate education:
    1. encourages contact between students and faculty,
    2. develops reciprocity and cooperation among students,
    3. encourages active learning,
    4. gives prompt feedback,
    5. emphasizes time on task,
    6. communicates high expectations, and
    7. respects diverse talents and ways of learning.”
  • Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever - Chickering & Ehrmann (1996)

  • Pedagogies of Engagement - Smith, Sheppard, Johnson & Johnson (2005)
    This paper focuses on classroom-based pedagogies of engagement, particularly cooperative and problem-based learning. It includes a brief history, theoretical roots, research support, summary of practices, and suggestions for redesigning classes and programs to include more student involvement in learning.

  • Bloom's Taxonomy
    Bloom’s taxonomy of the cognitive domain outlines how learning objectives (what educators want students to know) can be arranged in a hierarchy from less to more complex. The levels of Bloom’s orginal taxonomy, in ascending order from simple to complex, are: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation.

    * NEW Bloom's Taxonomy - Note the new level, & the change from nouns to verbs
    * Original Bloom's Taxonomy
    * Something new - What do you think? Be sure to read the comments!

  • A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods
    An interactive periodic table displaying 100 visualization techniques.