Meyers and Jones (1993) wrote “Active learning involves providing opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an academic subject.” Faculty that use active learning strategies are shifting their classrooms and courses to be more student-centered, while they themselves shift more to a learning designer, facilitator, and mentor role. There is a multitude of online resources to help you get started with active learning strategies, whether for just one or two class periods to try it out or for a whole course design.
We recommend the following resources to get you started:
- Tools for Engaging Students (pedagogy, activities & tools, Dartmouth Research Guide from Ed Tech)
- Active Learning for the College Classroom (pedagogy and activities, Cal State)
- Active Learning Strategies in Face-to-Face Courses (pedagogy, strategy, and activities, The IDEA Center, Univ of Texas San Antonio)
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