University of Michigan: Keeping Pace with Active Learning

University of Michigan: Keeping Pace with Active Learning

The University of Michigan takes a fresh approach to their classrooms, implementing a strategy that includes engagement, collaboration and flexibility. A partnership with Steelcase education helped provide a variety of classroom set-ups and solutions to offer students a wide range of classroom experiences each incorporating collaborative tools and technology.

How Classroom Design Affects Student Engagement

How Classroom Design Affects Student Engagement

New data from ongoing Steelcase Education studies shows that classrooms designed for active learning—i.e., where physical space supports a focus on engaging experiences for students and faculty— have a significant effect on student engagement.

Flipping the Classroom

Flipping the Classroom

Flipping a school causes teachers to rethink classroom procedures and pedagogies. Since lectures are on video, more class time involves collaborative work between students and teachers, students and peers.

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

A key point here: Active learning does not preclude individual, quiet study. In fact, as learning becomes more collaborative, it’s even more important to provide places for individual concentration and focus.