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Active and Engaged Teaching and Learning

Active learning engages students with more opportunities to apply knowledge and skills, and importantly, to reflect on those experiences so they can form their own understanding and meaning. Active learning can enhance the following:

  • Sustained engagement and motivation
  • Retention and transfer of knowledge and skills
  • Personal responsibility for learning


Active Learning Activities

Active learning activities exist on a continuum from individual self-reflection to experiential learning. They often include a social learning component, in which students collaborate to share knowledge and find solutions.

Faculty Guidance and Support

The Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) provides support for creating active learning experiences in the planning and delivery of instruction. The following links can help you get started: