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A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom

The Center for Educational Innovation is excited  to announce the publication of A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research, and Practice, coauthored by D. Christopher Brooks, Kem Saichaei, and CEI staff members Paul Baepler, Christina Petersen, and JD Walker.

With the construction of Bruininks Hall and its large inventory of Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs), the University of Minnesota has been presented with an incredible opportunity to reinvent classroom teaching.  For several years, Minnesota instructors have been on the forefront of working in these new learning environments, and this new book, A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research, and Practice, draws on their experience as well as the research conducted in UM classrooms.  Filled with practical examples, our new book discusses classroom activities, assessment techniques, student teams, classroom management, student support, faculty development, and research design for new learning spaces.  It recounts the evolution of active learning spaces, and lays the theoretical and empirical groundwork that tells us that space matters and how one teaches in these rooms also matters. Learn more about how CEI can support your teaching in an active learning classroom.  

"This book delivers exactly what is promised by the title. It is full of practical advice but also includes pointers to the research those teaching methods are based upon.  There are sample learning materials and help with assessing students and supporting faculty. One book collects everything you need to get started teaching in one of these state-of-the-art spaces and presents it in a clear, organized fashion. Highly recommended!" 
- Robert J. Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physics , North Carolina State University
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