Dr. Michael Sweet currently focuses on active learning, effective group learning design, mindful learning practices, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) while supporting Co-op instructors and other initiatives, programs, and events across the Center. In addition to consulting with individual faculty on their needs, he facilitates Inquiry Groups at the Center and works with programs and departments to support teaching in ways best suited to their needs.
Dr. Sweet earned his Ph.D. from University of Texas Austin in Educational Psychology. His research and professional work have centered on learning processes in student groups and he has published in Educational Psychology Review, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, Decision Sciences, Journal of Innovative Education, To Improve the Academy, and New Directions for Teaching and Learning. He was an invited guest editor for a special issue of Educational Psychology Review and was lead editor of the volume Team-Based Learning in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Group Work that Works to Generate Critical Thinking and Engagement.
Dr. Sweet presents nationally and internationally on critical thinking and team-based learning, served as the 2009-2010 President of the international Team-Based Learning Collaborative and 2014-2016 Executive Editor of Publications. Furthermore, the online resources he developed to support critical thinking instruction and team-based learning have achieved international adoption.
Dr. Sweet has taught classes in Learning and Motivation, Group Communication, Critical Thinking and in various internet and data networking topics.
You can reach Dr. Sweet at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617.373.2833.