Do Active Learning Classrooms make for Active Teaching?

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This paper presents preliminary results from a research project at the University of Groningen where recently various Active Learning Classrooms (ALC) were created. It answers the research question “How do university teachers experience teaching in an Active Learning Classroom?”. In total, 14 teachers participated in a survey which was conducted before and after their courses in an ALC. Results show that, in line with their expectations, teachers experienced their courses in ALC to be more active. It seems that the ALC indeed stimulated teachers to implement more active learning activities in their course, although teachers indicate they have not yet fully utilized the ALC. Therefore, we conclude it would be worthwhile to provide continuous didactic and technological support to teachers when adopting ALC in universities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Higher Educational Advances (HEAd’22)
EditorsJosep Domenech
Place of PublicationValència
PublisherUniversitat Politècnica de València
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventEighth International Conference on Higher Education Advances - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 14-Jun-202217-Jun-2022


ConferenceEighth International Conference on Higher Education Advances
Abbreviated titleHEAd


  • Active Learning
  • Active Teaching
  • Active Learning Classrooms

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