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Active Learning Leaders

The 7th annual Active Learning Leaders Conference is Saturday January 25th, 8:30am-3:30pm!

Presenter Proposals

Would you like to present an awesome active learning instructional strategy at this years conference?  Presenters get FREE registration!  Presenter Proposals are due Friday November 22nd (just before Thanksgiving break).

Submit a presenter proposal today!

Conference Registration

Don’t miss early registration to save $15!  Early registration closes the last day of 2019, December 31st!

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What Is Learner-Centered Teaching?

Learner-centered teaching:
  • Is where the focus is on the student as learner. 
  • Seeks to improve student learning and success, rather than on the mere transmission of information. 
  • Describes a concept and a practice in which students and professors learn from one another. 
  • Proposes a global shift away from instruction that is fundamentally teacher-centered (such as a traditional lecture
  • Focuses on learner-centered teaching using active learning techniques (termed “guide on the side”). 
  • Not intended to diminish the importance of the instructional side of the classroom experience. 
  • Includes other activities that produce desirable learning outcomes. 
  • Articulate what they expect students to learn
  • Designs educational experiences to advance student learning
  • Provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their success in achieving those expectations.
Adapted from: Learner-Centered Teaching and Education (A University of Southern California Resource for Faculty) at:
Ref: Handelsman, et al., 2004: Scientific Teaching, Science: Vol. 304 no. 5670 pp. 521-52.

The video below is full of “aha” moments from the spring 2015 conference participants:

Why should you register for the conference?

Who are the Active Learning Leaders?


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