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ALN Inaugural CPD Series, November 2022

Photo of orange tip butterfly by Isobel Gowers During the month of November 2022, the ALN ran three CPD webinars with an overall theme of Inclusive Communities, with all presenters being chapter authors of the ALN book: 100 Ideas for Active Learning. The sessions were very lively, and we have received a lot of positive… Continue reading ALN Inaugural CPD Series, November 2022

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Hosting the Active Learning Conference 2022

5th International Active Learning Conference - Moving forward with conference On 20th July 2022, we co-hosted the international Active Learning Network conference. The conference programme and recordings attest to the high quality workshops and presentations. In this blog, we share our reflections, as conference organisers, of the processes and planning leading up to the event… Continue reading Hosting the Active Learning Conference 2022

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Love a festival? Love the Active Learning Network

In 2022 the Active Learning Network hosted the second Global Online Festival of Active Learning. The festival was a chance to celebrate playful and innovative strategies for active learning and to showcase approaches to teaching and assessment that others can adopt in their own teaching context. The festival was attended by over one hundred and eighty… Continue reading Love a festival? Love the Active Learning Network

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The 2022 online Global Festival of Active Learning

The 2022 online Global Festival of Active Learning (Its a Magpie moth!) After great fun and lots of learning was had last year with over 300 sign ups (and 1800 registrations to individual sessions), this year we will be hosting another Online Global Festival of Active Learning. It might not be lockdown but we can… Continue reading The 2022 online Global Festival of Active Learning

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Active Reading: Five ways to engage students in their reading

There is a lot of talk about Active Learning and the importance of learning by doing, but isn’t reading a kind of doing? In my mind it is, but I am reminded too that research by Bartholomae, Petrosky & Waite (2017) suggests that real learning happens, ‘only when the authors are silent and you begin… Continue reading Active Reading: Five ways to engage students in their reading