Active learning is generally defined as any instructional method that engages students in the learning process. Bean (2011) states that active learning classrooms are intentionally designed incorporate interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities into courses that encourage inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate.
Click here to see faculty discussing their perspectives of using the active learning spaces.
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Active Learning Space Series
Faculty teaching at the College, interested in learning more about engaging students in active learning spaces were invited to attend the active learning space series of conversations and demonstrations. Watch the presentations below which discussed features of the space to gain insights about how to create an engaging environment in your class.
Introduction to Active Learning Spaces
-Andreas Gahlmann, Chemistry; Matthew Street, Spanish; Gail Hunger, Learning Design & Technology
Student Centered Learning & Problem Based Learning
Presentation By: Kelsey Johnson, Astronomy; Jessica Curran, Statistics; Gail Hunger, Learning Design & Technology
Tools & Strategies
Presentation By: John Echeverri-Gent, Political Science; Paul Bourdon, Mathematics; Gail Hunger, Learning Design & Technology
Bean, J.C. (2011). Engaging ideas: The professor’s guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass