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Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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PWR 2 classes rely on an active learning principle; class activities (both synchronous and asynchronous) should have clear learning objectives and should be designed to scaffold the major assignments during the quarter. During weeks 4 to 6, lecturers also collaborate with librarians to focus on students’ information literacy and to develop effective research strategies. See below for examples of PWR 2 activities from our Teaching Writing archive.

PWR 2 Scaffolding Activities 

Speaking Ice Breakers (Weeks 1-2) 

Other PWR 2 focused speaking activities

Research Proposal (Weeks 2-4) Proposal


Research & speaking

Research (async)

Written Research Based Argument (Weeks 4-7) 

Oral Delivery of Research (Weeks 4-7) 

Speaking & Style

Multimedia & Design

Reflection & Showcases (weeks 8-10) 

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