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Executive Summary Report

In 2009-2010, Teaching and Learning Services documented the experiences of instructors and students in Education 627. A summary report is available below.

Active Learning Classrooms 2009-2010 Executive Summary [.pdf]

Meetings 2015-2016

  1. Friday, September 18, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:30am (Location TBD)
  2. Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm (Location TBD)
  3. Monday, December 7, 2015 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm (Location TBD)
  4. Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm (Location TBD)
  5. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm (Location TBD)
  6. Friday, May 13, 2016 | 10:00am - 11:30am (Location TBD)



Teaching and Learning Spaces Working Group (TLSWG)

The Teaching and Learning Spaces Working Group (TLSWG) endeavors to enhance teaching and learning at McGill by creating a vision for teaching and learning space development that is aligned with University strategic directions. Its mandate is to:

Teaching and Learning Support

Comprehensive Support for Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs)

This page is specifically addressed to instructors teaching in Active Learning Classrooms.

Support strategies have been developed based upon a variety of sources. These include:

Courses using ALCs


In 2011-2012, an additional Active Learning Classroom (ALC) was constructed in room 1265 of 688 Sherbrooke. This year, 62 unique courses were taught in the four ALCs, representing eight different faculties: Arts, Continuing Studies, Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Science, and Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Background and Goals

The Active Learning Classroom (ALC) concept

Active Learning Classrooms are teaching and learning spaces designed to foster students’ active engagement in their own learning. The ALCs at McGill were developed under the auspices of the  Teaching and Learning Spaces Working Group (TLSWG).