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Active Learning and Interactive Lecturing

List of Sample Active Learning Strategies

The term active learning encompasses many different strategies - ranging from simple and relatively brief to more complex and time intensive. Download the list to see a sample of active learning strategies.

Interactive Lecturing

Lecturing can be one of the most effective ways to deliver large amounts of content to a variety of class sizes. To contribute to higher levels of student success, incorporating strategies to make lectures more interactive is a way to engage students in the learning process.

Integrating Learning Pauses into Your Lectures

The term learning pause refers to pausing the lecture (or, more specifically, the instructor’s time directly expositing content) to incorporate active learning activities that focus on students processing the information from the lecture.

Classroom Assessment Techniques

Classroom assessment techniques are activities that can be used for both faculty and students to gather information on the learning process. They are generally simple activities that can provide useful formative information and feedback.

Advance Organizers

Advance organizers are tools to aid your students’ understanding of new information by connecting it to already existing knowledge. Prior to delving into a topic or lesson, you would have your students complete an advance organizer. While many advance organizers fall under the category of graphic organizers, you can also use text-based organizers.  

Concept Maps

Concept maps are graphical representations of a central concept and its associated information. They provide insight into students’ cognitive organization of content as well as the connections they see between content areas. This can be an individual or group process, completed during class time or outside of class, and utilized before, during, and/or after a lesson or unit. Concept maps can be used as a learning activity and a form of assessment.