Active Learning Strategies for Effective and Engaging Instruction


01/01/2021 - 01/01/2025    


Evenement type

If you are a novice or veteran instructor in search of engaging and effective alternatives to lectures, Active Learning Strategies for Effective and Engaging Instruction will take your instruction to the next level! 


You’ll take on the role of an instruction librarian and help faculty identify systematic review best practices, Public Health students find resources in their area, Physician Assistant students identify study types, and nursing students find patient care resources. 


In the process, you learn when and how to use active learning approaches that Case Study Approach, Problem-Based Learning, Gradual Release of Responsibility, and a Jigsaw Activity. These approaches work face-to-face and in online synchronous environments. You’ll leave the course with new, powerful tools in your pedagogical toolkit.


The course includes:

  • A realistic scenario that you engage with to learn and practice skill
  • Self assessment of skills, pre and post
  • Downloadable job aids
  • Recommended readings & resources

Learning Outcomes

When you complete the course you will be able to: 

  • Identify an active learning strategy that serves a learning outcome within time and class size constraints
  • Implement a Jigsaw Activity 
  • Implement a Problem-Based Learning activity
  • Implement a Case Study discussion
  • Implement a Gradual Release of Responsibility exercise
  • Identify when, why, and how to use a flipped classroom approach


New and veteran medical librarians, other health information professionals, and non-librarians who want to acquire skills in core active learning approaches.

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