Choosing the Right Active Learning Strategies

February 15, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Student Instructors, Instructors
Part of series: 

Liam AielloResearch shows that students thrive when they actively engage with course content and collaborate with peers, but it can be tricky to figure out the best Active Learning strategy for a given topic, lesson, or learning objective. This workshop will help you develop your personal criteria for choosing active learning strategies that align with your instructional goals.

Key focus areas include:

  • Identifying the specific learning outcomes you aim to support through active learning.

  • Choosing the most suitable method for the activity, based on the type of thinking or action you wish to elicit from your students.

  • Tailoring activities to fit the unique needs and dynamics of your classroom.

This session will run for 30 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes reserved for questions.

➡️ Register for this event here!⬅️

***Registration for this session will close one hour before the session***

Unable to join us for this workshop? Check the RTL events calendar for future offerings of this workshop. Engage with our asynchronous offerings on this topic: Active Learning (link is external)or receive customized assistance by emailing, or by scheduling a consultation.

Liam Aiello is the Active Learning Consultant at the Center for Teaching and Learning. He holds a PhD from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and was most recently a postdoc at UC Davis, where he studied how teachers learn to adopt more discussion-based instruction. He began his career as a 5th grade humanities teacher, and his time in K-12 classrooms continues to inform his work in higher ed settings. His interests include active learning, inclusive teaching, and practitioner inquiry in service of pedagogical change.


Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)

Series description

The "Teaching Effectiveness" workshop series is designed to empower educators with diverse strategies and tools across a wide range of topics, including course design, student engagement, active learning, and more. Join us as we explore evidence-based practices and discover innovative approaches to elevate your teaching effectiveness.