Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Nigeria,
September 29, 2023
Thomas Adewumi University (TAU) marked another significant milestone in its commitment to academic excellence with the successful virtual hosting of the TAU KnowledgeX Series September Edition. The event, which was held yesterday, featured the esteemed guest speaker Dr. Angelina Arrington who delivered a compelling presentation on "Using Active Learning Techniques to Improve Academic Achievement in TAU." At the commencement of the gathering, Mr. Samuel Farohunbi, the event's host and moderator, along with Mr. Damilola Akinbode, introduced the distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Angelina Arrington. They provided attendees with a brief but impressive biography of Dr. Arrington, highlighting her extensive academic accomplishments and contributions to the field of education.
Dr. Angelina Arrington, an internationally recognized Educator and School Administrator, holds an Ed.D. in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership with a concentration in Global Studies in Education. She is currently the Head of School at Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, Washington. Dr. Arrington has dedicated her career to the advancement of education through innovative teaching methods. In her address, Dr. Angelina Arrington shared her expertise on active learning techniques and their pivotal role in enhancing academic achievement at TAU. Her presentation delved into the practical applications of active learning strategies within the university's unique academic context. She stressed the importance of engaging students actively in the learning process, fostering critical thinking skills, and creating an environment that promotes a deeper understanding of course materials.
Dr. Arrington elaborated on the concept of active learning, emphasizing its vital role in fostering student engagement, critical thinking, and knowledge retention. She highlighted that active learning goes beyond traditional lecture-style teaching, involving students in meaningful learning experiences, also stated the benefits of active learning. Dr. Arrington emphasized the practice engagement expectations before fully implementing active learning and the importance of cultural responsiveness in active learning. Addressing the practical aspects of implementing active learning, she stated the challenges to implementing active learning for students and provided solutions to those challenges for active learning.
She encouraged educators to embrace technology as a tool to facilitate active learning and personalized instruction, ensuring that students are well-prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. The lecture concluded with a lively question-and-answer session, where attendees had the opportunity to seek clarification and share their thoughts on incorporating active learning techniques into their teaching methodologies.
The Vice-Chancellor and the Chief host of the event, Prof. Francisca Oladipo expressed her gratitude to Dr. Angelina Arrington for sharing her insights and expertise with the university community. She underscored TAU's commitment to continually improving its teaching methods and ensuring that students receive a world-class education, stressing the importance of adopting active learning techniques to ensure the continued academic excellence of Thomas Adewumi University.
The TAU KnowledgeX Series September Edition was not only an informative and enlightening event but also a testament to Thomas Adewumi University's dedication to promoting academic excellence and innovation in education. The university looks forward to further opportunities to engage with experts in the field and continue its mission of shaping the future of education.
The event also served as a demonstration of the university's commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation among its academic staff. With Dr. Arrington's insights and the support of university leadership, Thomas Adewumi University is poised to enhance academic achievement through the effective implementation of active learning techniques. As the virtual event concluded, the staff left with a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm for active learning techniques, eager to apply the knowledge gained from Dr. Arrington's presentation to their teaching and learning experiences at Thomas Adewumi University.