Five Reasons to Embrace Active Learning in Large Classrooms

The latest discoveries in cognition and the learning sciences show that learning is not a passive process. In order to learn, the brain can’t just receive information—it must processes it in a meaningful way.

One of our partners, the University of Arizona, has embraced that “active learning” concept in a big way. Through its Collaborative Learning Spaces Project, the Tucson campus is transforming large classroom environments to be less centered around traditional lectures and more focused on techniques and strategies that are proven to increase student engagement and learning.