Active learning is a model of instruction that encourages learners to take ownership of their learning. Students engage in higher level cognitive skills such as analysis, application, evaluation, and creation.

The Center for Teaching has a large collection of resources on exploring active learning in the classroom.

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Center for Teaching
The Center for Teaching exists to support excellence in teaching and learning through institutes, workshops, programs and one-on-one consultation. We offer support and resources for any instructor, administrator or staff member involved in teaching and learning at the University of Iowa.
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Big Ideas Courses
Big Ideas (BI) Courses are general education courses centered on themes rather than individual disciplines. These courses are team-taught across an array of disciplines, departments, and even colleges.
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Clickers - Student Response Systems
Student Response Systems, also referred to as "Clickers," allow students to enter responses using a small wireless device that records responses through software and a radio frequency receiver to the instructor station in a classroom.
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Teaching Consultation
The Center for Teaching offers teaching consultations on a variety of topics from presentation skills, student engagement, and incorporating technology into coursework.
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Center for Teaching Lending Library
The Center for Teaching library has a wide variety of books, teaching & learning journals, and DVDs on various teaching topics. Resources are available for check-out by faculty, teaching assistants, and instructional staff.