Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Explore the power of teaching and how interactive learning can aid the classroom

Active learning is the leading innovative teaching approach in education today. It encourages teachers to foster a more student-centred, interactive and participatory approach to learning.

On this course, you’ll develop a deep understanding of active learning – effectively promoting learning by engaging learners interactively and encouraging teamwork and collaboration among students.

You’ll challenge assumptions about teaching, learning with a community of educators to freely discuss the challenges of teaching and share successful practices, plans, and effective teaching strategies.

What topics will you cover?

  • Developing an awareness of your core teaching beliefs
  • Establishing a critically reflective teaching practice
  • Understanding the foundations of active learning: essential components
  • Engaging students’ experience
  • Acknowledging context and the power of authentic learning
  • Engaging the whole student: multiple intelligences
  • Democratizing learning through student-centred teaching
  • Creating interactive lectures – large and small classrooms
  • Planning, evaluating, and assessing for success in active learning
  • Designing a course and planning a class
  • Giving and receiving effective feedback
  • Assessing for learning

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is for a variety of audiences who teach adults in either formal (higher education, training in business and industry) or nonformal educational settings and have an interest in innovating and improving their teaching practice.

This would include faculty in higher education, trainers/directors of training working in business and industry, public and private school teachers working with high school students, and educators that teach in cultural institutions (eg., libraries, museums, parks, zoos).

Who developed the course?

University of Padova

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background.

University of Georgia

Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America — launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class public education.