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Introduction to active learning

Course details

Dates for 2023-24

Autumn course

  • Tuesday 07 November 10.00-13.00 (in person)
  • Tuesday 14 November 10.00-13.00 (in person)

Spring course

  • Thursday 11 April 10.00-13.00 (in person)
  • Thursday 18 April 10.00-13.00 (in person)

Attendance is required at both parts of the course.


Dr Mark Anderson

Administrative Enquiries

Su Beasley edudevcourses@ic.ac.uk

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Active learning encompasses and promotes various techniques and activities which can be used to actively involve the student in the learning process. This two-part blended learning course is designed to introduce staff to the basic theories and principles underlying active learning, as well as to the considerations involved in (and practical suggestions for) incorporating active learning strategies into their curriculum.

Who should attend?

The course will be particularly useful for those involved in curriculum design or review activities, pedagogical transformation and innovation, or any members of staff who wish to gain further insight into current learner-centred educational theory and practice. No prior teaching qualifications are required to attend.

Key areas

  • What learning is and how it happens
  • Active learning strategies in the classroom
  • Designing for active learning
  • Evaluating active learning

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D1 or D2 level of the Imperial STAR Framework. It addresses the following dimensions of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF 2023): A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, V1, V2, V3, V5.