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Active Learning


Active learning is a method that encourages student participation in the learning process. This website from the University of Minnesota Center for Educational Innovation provides an article and video about active learning strategies. It also includes samples of activities for different sized classrooms.

Key Points

  • Active learning can be used effectively with any subject matter
  • Case studies and role plays are common forms of active learning
  • Active learning usually focuses on groups but can also include individual work
  • Lecture format can still be used hand in hand with active learning


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Strategies & Methods