"Active learning 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." *
A tutorial with many sections of content, specific examples, and case study videos.
Created for use by engineering educators, this site contains brief articles and links to additional resources.
Wieman, C. E. (2014). Large-scale comparison of science teaching methods sends clear message. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(23), 8319–8320. http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1407304111
Prince, M. (2004), Does active learning work? A review of the research. Journal of Engineering Education, 93: 223–231. doi: 10.1002/j.2168-9830.2004.tb00809.x
Armbruster, P., Patel, M., Johnson, E., & Weiss, M. (2009). Active learning and student-centered pedagogy improve student attitudes and performance in introductory biology. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 8(3), 203–213. http://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.09-03-0025
Frymier, A. B., & Houser, M. L. (2015). The Role of oral participation in student engagement. Communication Education, 65(1), 83–104. http://doi.org/10.1080/03634523.2015.1066019
Weimer, M. (2016, June 29) Six things faculty can do to promote student engagement [Blog]. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/six-things-faculty-can-promote-student-engagement/http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/six-things-faculty-can-promote-student-engagement/
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
*Freeman, S., Eddy, S. L., McDonough, M., Smith, M. K., Okoroafor, N., Jordt, H., & Wenderoth, M. P. (2014). Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(23), 8410–8415. http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1319030111