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Guides for activities you can use in large active learning classrooms.

Active Learning Classroom (ALC) Activities

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

Active Learning Approaches
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 Matrix Think/Pair/Share Memory Matrix Structured Problem-Solving
Pro and Con Grid Three-Step Interview Minute Paper | Muddiest Point Think-Aloud Pair Problem-Solving

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 — present 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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1 Active Learning Classroom Readiness Checklist
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2 Minute Paper/Muddiest Point (ALC)
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3 Case Studies (ALC)
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4 Analytic Memo (ALC)
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5 Categorizing Grid (ALC)
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6 Content, Form, and Function Outlines (ALC)
1184732022-06-16110
7 Defining Features Matrix (ALC)
1184722022-06-16115
8 Pro and Con Grid (ALC)
1184712022-06-16121
9 Buzz Groups (ALC)
1184692022-06-16130
10 Round Robin (ALC)
1184682022-06-16123
11 Talking Chips (ALC)
1184672022-06-16133
12 Think/Pair/Share (ALC)
1184662022-06-16136
13 Three-Step Interview (ALC)
1184652022-06-16121
14 Background Knowledge Probe (ALC)
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15 Empty Outlines (ALC)
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16 Focused Listing (ALC)
1184822022-06-16141
17 Memory Matrix (ALC)
1184832022-06-16123
18 Think-Aloud Pair Problem-Solving (ALC)
1184762022-06-16116
19 Structured Problem-Solving (ALC)
1184772022-06-16126
20 Send-A-Problem (ALC)
1184782022-06-16130

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