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Traditional Classroom Activities

These resources present guidance on ways of facilitating active learning in the classroom. These resources are organized around four types of learning activities that support:

Activity Categories
Critical Thinking
Discussions
Prior Knowledge
Problem-Solving
Analytic Memo Buzz Group Background Knowledge Probe Analytic Team
Categorizing Grid Round Robin Empty Outlines Case Studies
Content, Form, & Function Talking Chips Focused Listing Send-A-Problem
Defining Features Think/Pair/Share Memory Matrix Structured Problem-Solving
Pro and Con Grid Three-Step Interview Minute Paper | Muddiest Point Think-Aloud Pair Problem-Solving
Student-Defined Questions Fishbowl Discussion

Sources/Citations

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 — presents activities you can use to address specific learning outcomes. Each approach includes a basic description and overview of its outcomes, along with 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 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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2 Think-Aloud Pair Problem-Solving (classroom)
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3 Structured Problem-Solving (classroom)
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4 Send-a-Problem (classroom)
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5 Case Studies (classroom)
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6 Analytic Teams (classroom)
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7 Minute Paper / Muddiest Point (classroom)
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8 Memory Matrix (classroom)
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9 Focused Listing (classroom)
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10 Empty Outlines (classroom)
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11 Background Knowledge Probe (classroom)
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12 Fishbowl Discussion (classroom)
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13 Three-Step Interview (classroom)
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14 Talking Chips (classroom)
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15 Round Robin (classroom)
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16 Buzz Groups (classroom)
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17 Student-Defined Questions (classroom)
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18 Defining Features Matrix (classroom)
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19 Pro and Con Grid (classroom)
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20 Content, Form, and Function Outlines (classroom)
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