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Active Learning


Making Active Learning Work, University of Minnesota

A tutorial with many sections of content, specific examples, and case study videos.


Introduction to Active/Cooperative Learning, The Foundation Coalition

Created for use by engineering educators, this site contains brief articles and links to additional resources. 



Prince, M. (2004). Does active learning work? A review of the research. Journal of Engineering Education, 93(3), 223-231.


Armbruster, P. et al. (2009) Active learning and student-centered pedagogy improve student attitudes and performance in introductory biology. CBE - Life Sciences Education, 8, 203-2013.




Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth Barkley, 2009

Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, 2nd Edition by Elizabeth Barkley, 2014

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose and others, 2010

Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors by Linda Nilson, 2010

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain, 2004