Category Archives: Active Learning

Abandon the Cookie Cutter in Active Learning Design

To achieve the custom design for your specific active learning classroom, keep an open mind. When the goal is to create a space for interpersonal and hands-on education, the options are limitless. The key is that the layout must invoke … Continue reading

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The Active Learning Makeover: Don’t Discount Ugly Rooms

Sometimes the most underutilized spaces on campus are the ideal testing grounds for active learning. Even if the space seems unfit, cluttered, small, or outdated, the main goal is to provide an environment where students can easily interact. Think outside … Continue reading

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Active Learning Environments: Dealing with Internal Friction

When preparing to implement a new active learning space, get ready for politics. Issues will most certainly arise if one department is being funded over another. Registrars in particular can make some noise because the more space given to active … Continue reading

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Active Learning Environments: Making the Adjustment

Another aspect of the transition to an active learning classroom is getting everyone familiar with an entirely new set up and way of doing things. This change will take time and adjustments on the parts of both the students and … Continue reading

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The Active Learning Redesign: Consider Neutral Territory

When considering available options for setting up active learning spaces, remember locations around campus that can be useful for many groups. If these revamped environments can benefit a large number of students, not only is it more cost effective, but … Continue reading

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