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Active Learning Classrooms

This page serves as a resource for those interested in learning more about the pedagogical and design recommendations to consider when creating and using Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs).

TLC Workshop: New Spaces, New Opportunities

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “New Spaces, New Opportunities,” March 23, 2016. Presented in the newly redesigned classroom, Tribble C3, by Laura Giovanelli, English and Dr. Dana Gierdowski, English (North Carolina State University). Whiteboards on wheels, movable…

Laura Giovanelli and Dana Gierdowski

Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams

This paper is a guide to the effective design and management of team assignments in a college classroom where little class time is available for instruction on teaming skills. Topics discussed include forming teams, helping them become effective, and using peer ratings…

Barbara Oakley, Richard M. Felder, Rebecca Brent, and Imad Elhajj

Implementing group work in the classroom

An article written by the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo. This resource contains a number of tips for implementing and managing the group process, such as Preparing for small group work Designing the small group activity…

Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo

101 Things You Can Do in the First Three...

This site, developed by Joyce Povlacs Lunde for the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, includes 101 tips for the first three weeks of class. It discusses the following topics: Helping Students Make Transitions Directing Students Attention Challenging…

Joyce Povlacs Lunde, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Experiential Learning & Experiential Education: Philosophy, Theory, Practice &...

This is a website dedicated to experiential learning and experiential education. It contains many resources about the underlying philosophies and theories of experiential education as well as and index of group games and activities. There are also resources about facilitating…

James Neill

Cooperative Learning: Effective Teamwork for Engineering Classrooms

This article, written by Karl A. Smith presents a definition of cooperative learning and brief overview of different types of cooperative learning groups (informal, formal, and base). Smith presents elements of a well-structured formal cooperative learning group as well as the…

Karl A. Smith, University of Minnesota

Enhancing Learning — and More! — Through Cooperative Learning

An IDEA paper, written by Barbara J. Millis detailing the use of cooperative learning. Millis defines cooperative learning, the premises underlying cooperative learning,  and presents theory and research. She also discusses tips for creating effective experiences with cooperative learning. Read Enhancing Learning —…

Barbara J. Millis

Effective Strategies for Cooperative Learning

This article written by Felder and Brent detailed the use of cooperative learning in their courses (engineering and education) over a span of 15 years. This paper summarizes ideas for integrating cooperative learning. They discuss important concepts, such as how to…

Richard N. Felder & Rebecca Brent, North Carolina State University

Cooperative Learning Institute

The Cooperative Learning Institute is an innovative nonprofit Institute established in 1987 to advance the understanding and practice of cooperation and constructive conflict resolution. You can find general information on cooperative learning, theory and research on cooperative learning, and the…

Cooperative Learning Institute

Collaborative Learning: Small Group Learning Page (NISE)

This page, developed by the National Institute for Science Education, contains storied, resources, and advice for integrating collaborative learning. The “Doing CL” page contains a lot of great ideas for helping students work in groups as well as specific activities you…

National Institute for Science Education

Resources on Cooperative Learning, Group Work , and Teamwork

This page, put together by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, provides a wide range of resources on Resources on Cooperative Learning, Group Work, and Teamwork including websites, articles, and bibliographies. It includes…

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan