Active learning has been defined as learning that engages students in the process of learning through activities and/or discussion in class, as opposed to passively listening to an expert. It emphasizes higher-order thinking and often involves group work. Research overwhelmingly supports the shift from passive learning environments to more active ones, however this transformation can be difficult to envision in large STEM lecture courses. Participants in this workshop will learn evidence-based strategies to make lectures a more active learning environment.
For questions about this workshop, contact Dr. Lisa Kuehne, Assistant Director for Graduate Student and Postdoc Programs.