Active Learning

Active Learning

Principle 1: Nurture active learning

Active learning involves both guided and independent learning and should be designed with the achievement of learning outcomes as a focus. Provide active learning opportunities for students to encourage deeper learning, making effective use of in-person or live web conferencing sessions to engage and interact with your students.  Try to complement live (synchronous) sessions with activities students can complete within their own schedule by a certain time/date (asynchronous).

Possible approaches

What you can do

  • release content ahead of time (e.g. as bite-size recordings, preparatory readings);
  • use a flipped classroom approach to allow more interactive, problem-
    based learning;
  • use student-led teaching (e.g. allowing students to research a topic, and share
    it with peers);
  • use practical and/or virtual activities (labs / creative practice / field trips / real world explorations);
  • ensure, in all cases, clear communication to all students is provided which details all teaching, learning and assessment expectations to support students to manage their learning journey.