Active Learning Strategies
What are Active Learning Strategies?
Active learning is a pedagogical strategy that involves getting students involved and enthusiastic about learning through various activities that aim to develop skills rather than focus on transmission of knowledge through lecturing. Active learning strategies can be employed in large lecture classes, small discussion classes, and even science laboratory sections. They engage your students and encourage higher level thinking beyond mere reading, writing, and listening. Below are some excellent resources about active learning strategies and how to implement them in the classroom.
- “Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom” by Charles C. Bonwell
- 200+ Active Learning Strategies and Projects for Engaging Students’ Multiple Intelligences by James Bellanca
- Using Active Learning in College Classes: A Range of Options for Faculty by various authors
- Active Learning in the Digital Classroom by Ann Heide and Dale Henderson
- Promoting Active Learning: Strategies for the College Classroom by Chet Meyers and Thomas B. Jones
- Teaching Strategies for Active Learning: Five Essentials for your Teaching Plan by Donna Walker Tileston
Last modified: October 24, 2018