Active learning in the classroom

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar


As educators, we continuously strive to improve student motivation and engagement; one way to do this is via the incorporation of active learning strategies that are carefully constructed to align with intended learning outcomes. While the definition of active learning in the literature is not clear, the term is broadly used to encompass strategies that enable students to actively understand and apply knowledge. Active learning can provide students with substantial educational benefits, allowing them increased opportunities to apply key concepts, solve higher-order problems, address misconceptions and develop transferrable skills in a peer-peer learning environment. This workshop will focus on collaborative learning activities including simple matching games, peer-peer learning via the jigsaw method and more creative tasks including production of concept videos. We will also explore simple changes to pedagogical approaches that maximise learning in the absence of additional resources. Following this, we will assist participants to plan an activity for use in their own classrooms.
PeriodJul 2019
Event titleHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2019
Event typeConference
Conference number42nd
LocationAuckland, New ZealandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational