Easy to Prescribe But Difficult to Implement: A Discussion of Active Learning in STEM Education at the College Level

Nov 04, 2022 12:00pm


Dr. Amedee Martella


SAGE Conference Room, Psych 1312


Abstract: Interest in active learning continues to grow worldwide. Although the large volume of active learning research has provided a myriad of ways to implement active learning in the classroom, the construct remains underdeveloped and difficult to operationalize. The purpose of this talk is is to articulate why active learning has the current status as a “curious construct” and what can be done to move the field forward. The talk will cover seminal research in addition to newer, more targeted research that is being conducted to systematically investigate active learning and its effects on student performance in STEM disciplines.



Research Area

Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience