Active Learning in Higher Education (BOOK)


Table of content


  • David Hyatt

Chapter 1: Passive Learning and Active Learning in Higher Education: their Underpinning Learning Theories and Consequences for Teaching and Assessment

  • Kayoko Enomoto, Richard Warner and Claus Nygaard

Chapter 2: How Voice Students Become Professionals through Active Learning Experiences

  • Anke Hoeppner and Anna Reid

Chapter 3: Reflection towards Excellence: Empowering Learners to Become Reflective Practitioners

  • Hanna Olson

Chapter 4: Using Co-designed Technology-enhanced Learning to Develop Postgraduate STEMM Students’ Research Communication Competencies

  • Elena Forasacco and Jorge Freire

Chapter 5: Partnering with Student Leaders: Active Learning through Integration of Peer Assisted Study Sessions into an Undergraduate Language Course

  • Kayoko Enomoto and Richard Warner

Chapter 6: Impact of Learning Space Design on Students’ Experiences in an Active Learning Classroom

  • Selin Üst and Orcun Kepez

Chapter 7: Enhancing Students’ Interpersonal and Leadership Skills through an Experience-based Service-learning Project: A Case of Active Learning

  • Lorina Culic and Anișoara Pavelea

Chapter 8: Fostering Active Learning Online Using Interactive Video Lectures

  • Luis da Vinha

Chapter 9: Using Active Learning to Help Retention Rates for Women in Engineering through a Virtual Undergraduate Mentorship Program

  • Kristina Rigden

Chapter 10: Constructing the Employable Graduate through Active Learning Projects

  • Sarah Swann

Chapter 11: Pre-Service Second Language Teachers’ Co-design of Virtual Exchanges as a Form of Active Learning in Higher Education

  • Giovanna Carloni

Chapter 12: Tracking the Mental Well-being of Pre-service Teachers in Post-secondary Health Methods Courses

  • Judy Jaunzems-Fernuk

Chapter 13: Teaching from the Native American Circle: A Future Campus-wide Sustainability Project as a Catalyst for Active Learning

  • Diana Schooling

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Active Learning in Higher Education: Student Engagement and Deeper Learning Outcomes

Active Learning in Higher Education: Student Engagement and Deeper Learning Outcomes gives you insight into how the authors designed and carried out their teaching, using one of these eleven active learning methods:

  1. authentic project-based learning;
  2. case-based learning;
  3. experience-based learning;
  4. flipped and peer learning;
  5. inquiry-based learning;
  6. learning space design;
  7. project-based learning;
  8. research-based learning;
  9. students as partners framework;
  10. technology-enhanced learning;
  11. and virtual exchange co-design.

The deeper learning outcomes documented by surveying or interviewing students include:

  • a sense of belonging for improving retention;
  • development of graduate attributes;
  • digital pedagogy and professional skills;
  • engaged and enhanced learning experiences;
  • enhanced well-being; graduate employability;
  • interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • reflective practitioners;
  • research communication competencies;
  • and retention and employability.

All the chapters in the book are underpinned by contemporary learning theories and methodologies on active learning. Yet, they are written in a direct and accessible language to inspire the reader to engage in teaching practices that enhance active learning in higher education.

Why active learning in higher education?

Active Learning has at least two major benefits: 1) it engages students in their learning, and 2) it enhances their deeper learning outcomes.

In this book, authors from universities in Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Romania, Turkey, the UK and the USA show how they have used active learning to engage their students and improve their deeper learning outcomes.

About the Editors

Kayoko Enomoto is Senior Lecturer, Head of Asian Studies and Director, Student Experience in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Richard Warner is a Lecturer in the School of Education in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Claus Nygaard is Executive Director and Professor at Institute for Learning in Higher Education, Denmark; Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; Adjunct Professor at the University of Aarhus Denmark; Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics Riga, Latvia. Expert in Management Education and learning-centred higher education.


Active Learning in Higher Education - Student Engagement and Deeper Learning Outcomes - Kayoko Enomoto - Richard Warner - Claus Nygaard - David Hyatt

Pages: 350

Published: 2022

ISBN: 9781911450474

Publisher: Libri Publishing Ltd.