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Students and faculty at Olin College of Engineering teach and learn from and with each other. Together, we build and sustain a culture of innovation, experimentation, curiosity and joyful exploration.
Design Patterns for Teaching & Learning at Olin
A sprint review caps two weeks of work, and is a chance for students to share a working model of their project and get feedback.
During retrospectives, students reflect on their progress and process during the two previous weeks of a design sprint, and then share their reflections with their team.
Student & Faculty Collaboration
Graphic design students and faculty collaborate with Air quality Impact Research group students and faculty to bring grounded information to a broader population of people.
Bridging Math, Physics and Engineering
Quantitative Engineering Analysis is an interdisciplinary class in which students learn the basics of mathematics, physics, and engineering in an actual engineering context.
Dry Erase Board Action
Using whiteboards helps make it easier for students to share their ideas, encourages students to present their ideas systematically, and illustrate their views graphically.
Sticky Notes Everywhere!
Creating visual artifacts not only allows for increased communication and sharing of ideas, but also nurtures a team’s ownership of their workspace.
Ownership over the Project and Process
Students decide on their own strategy and process for completing projects.
Concept Map Extravaganza
Students process analytical readings together by creating a map on a whiteboard that represents their thinking.
Ownership of the Learning Process
Students receive open-ended prompts and choose which concepts they wish to explore as well as how to communicate those thoughts.
Teaching & Learning Resources
Teaching & Learning at Olin
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Inside Olin: Perspectives On Student-Centered Teaching & Learning
A series of developmental sessions based on signature courses offered at Olin College of Engineering. Educators will experience the Olin approach to creating a course that puts students at the center of their learning experience. Each session features Olin faculty who will share their design process, project-based class activities and the pedagogies used in Olin courses.
The Olin College Summer Institute 'Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences' event has provided participants from around the country and around the world with the opportunity to conceive and catalyze change in engineering education.
Faculty and students nurture a culture of innovation, inquiry, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and research