Active Learning

This guide shares resources to support active learning strategies.

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Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Library Room 234)

The CELT is a resource center that includes a lending library, meeting space, faculty workstation, large screen monitor, and educational technology assistance. The CELT workstation and library are accessible whenever the Shasta College Library is open and other times by appointment.  To reserve the CELT for a meeting, please contact Brianne Brichacek.

What is Active Learning?

  • Active learning is "anything that involves students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing" (Bonwell & Eison, 1991, p. 2).
  • Felder & Brent (2009) define active learning as "anything course-related that all students in a class session are called upon to do other than simply watching, listening and taking notes" (p. 2).
  • Active learning strategies can be as short as a few minutes long.
  • Active learning techniques can be integrated into a lecture or any other classroom setting relatively easily. Even large classrooms can involve learning activities beyond the traditional lecture format.