Students prefer low-effort learning strategies—like listening to lectures—but perform better with active learning.
How to Make Your Teaching More Engaging (Sarah Rose Cavanagh)
If you want students to learn and succeed, you need to engage them. Tips and strategies advice guide.
How Classroom Design Affects Engagement (Lennie Scott-Webber)
Classrooms intentionally designed for active learning have a significant effect on student engagement.
The Room Itself is Active (Melissa Rands, et.al.)
Creating classroom engagement with low-cost learning tools in a flexible, open, student-centered space.
Gender Differences in Student Participation in an Active-Learning Classroom (Stepfanie Aguillon, et.al.)
Instructors should use strategies that are inclusive and encourage equitable participation by all students.
Review of research findings on active learning classrooms, student behavior, and teaching practices.
Research-Informed Principles for (Re)designing Teaching and Learning Spaces (Adam Finkelstein, et.al.)
Teaching and learning space design reflects a university’s pedagogical commitment to student success.
Learning Spaces: A Toolkit (Gensler Research)
Efforts to quantify the impact of active learning environments on student outcomes at U of Kansas.
- View the slides and resources from Cavanagh and Shehab's presentations at the 2022 Symposium.
- Classroom Instructional Facility
- Siebel Center for Design
- Classroom Standards manual (link to come)
- iFLEX Classrooms
- Plans for the new South Campus Center for Interdisciplinary Learning (SCCIL) building (link to come)