Active Learning Strategies
IN THIS SECTION
Active Learning Methods | Motivation & Engaging Learners | ABCD Voting Cards | Gallery Walk | Scratch Quizzes (IF-AT) | Mini White Boards | Think-Write-Pair-Share | Muddiest Point | Jigsaw | Guided Inquiry | Low-Stakes Quiz/Assignments | Exit Slip | Collaborative Testing
- Teaching Methods - Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Central Florida. List of examples of different teaching methods for use in classroom, including active-learning, case-based learning, collaborative learning, and interactive teaching. Includes a large section about halfway down the page covering various tips for active lectures.
- Active Learning Website, Harvard University
- Active Learning Classrooms, University of Minnesota
- Also see: Lecturing Effectively for tips on making lectures more (inter)active
- Capturing and Directing the Motivation to Learn, Speaking of Teaching, Stanford University newsletter.
- Motivating Students, The Center for Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley.
- Twenty Tips on Motivating Students, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Using ABCD Cards, Georgianne Connell, WWU
- Voting Card Sample (PDF for print purposes)
- App for iOS Devices, Apple iTunes
- App for Android Devices, Google Play
- What is Gallery Walk?, Carleton College
- Why Use Gallery Walk?, Carleton College
- How to Use Gallery Walk, Carleton College
- What is the IF-AT?, Epstein Educational Enterprises
- Order IF-AT Quizzes, Epstein Educational Enterprises
- 8 Great Ways to Use Whiteboards in the Classroom, Liz's Lessons
- Using Mini Whiteboards to Transform Classroom Practice, Stuff I'm Learning at School
- Classroom Strategies: Think-Pair-Share, All About Adolescent Literacy
- Think-Pair-Share Workshop, UNC Chapel Hill
- Active Learning is as Easy as Think-Write-Pair-Share: Podcast, UNC Charlotte
- Muddiest Point Activities, (Pages 14-17) Texas Tech University
- Classroom Assessment Technique: Muddiest Point, Western Washington University, CIIIA
- Jigsaw Strategy, Penn State University
- Jigsaw Strategy: Instructional Strategy for Active Learning and Motivation (Instructional Video), ReflectionEdu
- Lesson Plan for Jigsaw Activity, E Workshop
- Directed Inquiry versus Guided Inquiry, Discovery Science Education
- Guided Inquiry (eBook), Google Books, by Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, Ann K. Caspari
- Low Stakes Assignments, Depaul University
- Benefits of Low Stakes Writing, excerpt from Assigning and Responding to Writing in Disciplines
- Methods for Low-Stakes Assessment, University of Texas
- Collaborative Testing: Evidence of Learning in a Controlled In-Class Study of Undergraduate Students, Univ. of British Columbia
- Group Exams and Quizzes: The Benefits of Student Collaboration, FacultyFocus.com
- Variations of the Group Quiz that Promote Collaborative Learning, Indiana University, Purdue University
- Barkley, E. F., (2009). Student Engagement Techniques:
A Handbook for College Faculty,
Jossey-Bass. Available at CIIA & Western Libraries.
- Bean, John C., (1996) Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, Jossey-Bass,Available at CIIA & Western Libraries.
- MacGregor, Jean, Strategies for Engergizing Large Classes: From Small Groups to Learning Communities: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Jossey-Bass, 2000.
- Silberman, Mel, (1996) Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject Pearson, 1996. Available at CIIA & Western Libraries.
- Stanley, Christine A., Engaging Large Classes: Strategies and Techniques for College Faculty, Jossey-Bass, 2002
- Weimer, Maryellen, Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, Jossey-Bass, 2002