Why Use Active Learning?


Why use active and activity based learning techniques? Simply put, there is an emerging research literature that suggests that, properly implemented, these techniques are effective. Click the link below to take you to a set of short reports we have written about research on different types of active and activity based learning.

Check out the research on specific activities.





Want to hear from other advocates of these approaches? Check out the resources below.


-Our partners across MULTIPLE institutions

-At Harvard, Eric Mazur on science education, along with an overview, Gary King on the future social science classroom, and Chris Winship's longstanding advocacy for active learning in the social sciences, including public service components.

Diane Paulus on Active Learning


Our goal is to collect, categorize, and curate specific instances of active learning across multiple institutions.