Evidence-based teaching refers to teaching strategies and principles for which there have been research studies indicating their effectiveness at improving student learning, engagement, attitudes, or other factors related to academic success.
This resource is not meant to be comprehensive. As detailed in the table below, there are many different types and scopes of evidence-based pedagogical strategies and principles, and this resource only begins to tackle just one small part of this space.
And this is not to suggest that only evidence-based teaching strategies are useful or valid. Just as in medicine, science, and other disciplines, we must constantly experiment with strategies when teaching, even when there is not, or especially when there is not, a solid research base to help inform decisions.
Some Categories of Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies & Principles
Briefer, Targeted Strategies
Broader or More Comprehensive Techniques
More Concrete Strategies
These are some of the strategies covered in this Canvas resource:
Midterm Student Feedback
Examples of some face-to-face in-class strategies (which are not addressed in this Canvas resource):
Feel free to comment below with suggestions for other activities to include or improvements to make to these samples. Or share your own examples on Canvas Commons, like the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory survey Kyle Heatherly shared and that I copied in this Canvas resource.