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Active Learning Strategies

Active learning is an umbrella term and generally means teaching and learning that is not traditional lecture (in which students are passively learning). Active learning asks students to grapple with content, engage in problem-solving, explore and interrogate their thinking, and often work with peers to co-create meaning. Students are constructing their own knowledge. The instructor plays an essential role in carefully designing active learning experiences that are aligned with course objectives and help students progress and deepen their understanding by selecting relevant content, providing expert coaching during learning activities, and giving feedback.