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Active Learning Teaching and Technology Institute


Monday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 10

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Teaching Innovation Learning Lab

Active learning is commonly defined as activities that students do to construct knowledge and understanding. The activities vary but require students to do higher order thinking. Although not always explicitly noted, metacognition—students’ thinking about their own learning—is an important element, providing the link between activities and learning (Brame, 2016). The goal of active learning is to transform learners from passive listeners to active participants, help learners grasp subject matter deeply, apply what they are learning and reach higher order cognitive thinking processes.

Join your faculty colleagues during fall break for the Active Learning Teaching and Technology Institute to delve into active learning pedagogies, flipped classroom approaches and other instructional strategies that aim to create environments that enhance learning and assess learners’ progress.

Attend one or both days in order to discover current practices and practical suggestions for implementing active learning strategies and leveraging instructional technology in a variety of disciplines.

Workshop Descriptions – Monday, October 9

9 – 10:15 a.m.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

1 – 2:15 p.m.

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Workshop Descriptions – Tuesday, October 10

9 – 10:15 a.m.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m

1 – 2:15 p.m.

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

The TILL Living Room and the three Collaborate Rooms will be available both days to use for networking opportunities, meeting with Delphi Center staff or simply taking a time out for part of the day.

About the Presenters


Brame, C. (2016). Active learning. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/active-learning/