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The MERLOT Pedagogy Portal is designed to help you learn about the variety of instructional strategies and issues that could help you become a better teacher. The resources you’ll find in the Pedagogy Portal should apply to teaching a variety of disciplines. This collection of resources should help you answer questions that teachers ask:

  • How do I teach large lecture classes effectively?
  • How do I engage my students in problem-based learning?
  • Do I have to teach adult learners differently than recent high school graduates?

The resources highlighted in this portal were developed by the MERLOT Faculty Development community after several years of exploring other categorization schemes. They correspond to the steps in the teaching process; each major area has specific topics for you to explore.  You can also browse the full collection of over 2,500 related materials in the “Faculty Development” Collection.

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