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Teaching and Learning Experiences in Active Learning Classrooms at McGill: Highlights

This video highlights how four McGill instructors in different disciplines have used the features of the ALC to engage students and promote active and collaborative learning.

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The following four videos provide a more in-depth look of the four courses featured in the video above.

Active Learning Classrooms: Everyone is engaged!

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  • Instructor: Lynda Fraser
  • Faculty: Centre for Continuing Education
  • Course: Behaviour in Organizations (CORG 551)
  • Room: Education 627

Summary: Lynda Fraser and students discuss the impact of room layout on collaboration and student engagement.

Active Learning Classrooms: Learning through inquiry and collaboration

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  • Instructor: Carolyn Samuel
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Course: Fundamentals of Academic Writing (ESLN 640)
  • Room: Education 627

Summary: Carolyn Samuel and students comment on fostering classroom inquiry through the immediate access to technology and the use of writable walls to promote active learning.

Active Learning Classrooms: Sharing responsibility for learning

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  • Instructor: Tina Piper
  • Faculty: Faculty of Law
  • Course: Common Law Property (PRV4 144)
  • Room: Education 627

Summary: Tina Piper and students describe students’ increased responsibility for their learning in an active learning environment, as well as the multiple opportunities for students to receive feedback during the learning process.

Active Learning Classrooms: Learning through experience

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  • Instructor: Nigel Roulet
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science
  • Course: Modelling Environmental Systems (GEOG 501)
  • Room: Burnside 511

Summary: Nigel Roulet and students describe how screen sharing facilitates collaborative learning and inquiry.