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4th & 5th of June – The 2nd Active Learning Conference

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RH

The second Active Learning Conference will be held on the 5th of June 2018 at Sussex University, preceded by a Team-based Learning Masterclass on the 4th of June 2018.

Active Learning Conference

Tickets for the Active Learning Conference are free of charge. Refreshments, including lunch, will be provided courtesy of our sponsors Cognalearn InteDashboard and Technology Enhanced Learning at University of Sussex.

Tuesday 5th June, Jubilee Building, University of Sussex (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/KKBEcDYYJdJ2 )

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Take a look at the programme here

Team-Based Learning Masterclasses

Monday 4th June, Jubilee Building, University of Sussex (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/KKBEcDYYJdJ2 )

Ticket Prices for each Team-Based Learning Masterclass are £45 (plus VAT) for the Early Bird (up until 4th May) and £55 (plus VAT) after that. Refreshments, including lunch, will be provided courtesy of our sponsors Cognalearn InteDashboard.

Masterclass 1 – Introduction to Team-Based Learning – Dr Graeme Jones, Keele University; Uwe Richter, Anglia Ruskin University 

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Masterclass 2 – Team-Based Learning: Developing effective Facilitation Skills and Best Practices for using Peer Evaluation to optimise Active and Collaborative Learning – Dr Geeta Hitch, University of Sussex; Dr Shihab Khogali, University of Dundee; Professor Danny Mclaughlin, Newcastle University 

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Masterclass 3 –– Overcoming the Challenges of Active and Collaborative Learning – Advanced Practices in using Team-Based Learning – Alison Hartley, University of Bradford; Dr. Paul McDermott, University of East Anglia

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What is the Active Learning Network?

The Active Learning Network is a network of people from around the world who share an interest in Active Learning.

This site is designed to be a collaborative platform to showcase active learning projects, research and discussion taking place nationally and internationally. If you have a project that you would like us to showcase, please let us know!

The group was initiated by Wendy Garnham (@W_Garnham), a Teaching Fellow in Psychology and Tab Betts (@TabbanBetts) from Technology Enhanced Learning at University of Sussex. All opinions stated are our own.

Interested in joining? Use our sign-up form.

How do we define Active Learning?

In active learning, rather than the teacher ‘transmitting’ knowledge through lectures or reading, learners engage in a series of activities which require them to produce observable evidence of their learning. Where possible, these individual, pair and group tasks should aim to develop higher order thinking skills, emotional connection with content and tactile or physical engagement with the environment.”

– Tab Betts, Learning Technologist, University of Sussex

Active learning is a process whereby students engage in activities, such as reading, writing, discussion, or problem solving that promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class content. Cooperative learning, problem-based learning, and the use of case methods and simulations are some approaches that promote active learning.”

– Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/tsal