Building Clinical Judgment in Active Learning Classrooms

List of approaches one can use to facilitate clinical judgment in an active learning classroom

Active Learning Classroom (ALC) activities that support clinical judgment

These resources present guidance on ways of facilitating clinical judgment within a large active learning classrooms on campus. These resources are organized around four types of learning activities that support:

Active Learning Approaches for Clinical Judgment
Critical Thinking
Prior Knowledge
Categorizing Grid Round Robin Background Knowledge Probe Case Studies
Content, Form, & Function Think/Pair/Share Focused Listing Send-A-Problem
Defining Features Matrix Structured Problem-Solving
Pro and Con Grid Think-Aloud Pair Problem-Solving


These activities are taken from the books Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook For College Teachers by Thomas Angelo and K. Patricia Cross, and Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook For College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley, Claire Howell Major, and K. Patricia Cross — present activities you can use to address specific learning outcomes. Each approach includes a basic description, an overview of its outcomes, and steps to guide its use in your course. Each technique in this resource was selected based on three criteria: ease of design, ease of implementation, and time needed to respond to the activity.

  • Angelo, Thomas A., and K. Patricia Cross. Classroom Assessment Techniques: a Handbook for College Teachers. Jossey-Bass, 1993. pp. 159-180.
  • Barkley, Elizabeth F. et al. Collaborative Learning Techniques A Handbook For College Faculty. Wiley, 2014. pp. 152.

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