10 key points about active learning

Posted on March 6th, 2018

Cathy N. Davidson, director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, shares what she has learned about teaching active learning courses. Davidson defines active learning “as a theory and method of teaching that engages students in the process of thinking meaningfully and deliberately about and then co-creating their learning experiences, in the classroom and beyond.” She discusses how students are involved in every stage of her classes, from instructional design to assessment methods, and walks readers through some of the techniques and strategies that she has found to be successful.