- Teaching Handbook
- Definitions and Policies
- Teaching at UNT
- Teaching Online
A safe learning environment is free of threat of emotional or psychological harm and allows students to risk exploring difficult issues and express their views honestly.
The first day of class can be a source of excitement and anxiety for students and instructors.
You may be teaching a new course for the first time or revamping an old course.
A large body of research indicates the value of collaborative learning. Changes in students have been documented in areas of psychosocial development, knowledge, cognitive skills, and impacts upon attitudes and values (Pascarella and Terenzini, 1991). When compared to individual learning, collaborative work is shown by research to provide a greater opportunity for academic achievement (Barkley et al., 2005).