Active Learning

Active learning at RIT supports and promotes a student’s intellectual growth. By replacing the more passive traditional “sage on the stage” with formative student engagement through peer and instructor team work, students achieve significant learning outcomes often far beyond the scope of the course.


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About Active Learning

A definition and overview of active learning, including specific strategies for using the approach in your classes.

Designing Active Learning Activities

Choosing activities and preparing to teach an active learning class. 

Teaching in the SHED

Resources for teaching in the large classrooms in the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED).

Learning Activities

Three examples of common learning activities to make your teaching more engaging and impactful.

Activity Examples from RIT Faculty

Here are examples of learning activities used by SHED faculty.