Active learning compendium: strategies for student engagement


This Compendium of Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement serves as a helpful collaborative resource with ideas for continuing to improve practice and enhancing student engagement.

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This Compendium of Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement, consists of two key sections. Part One provides a theoretical overview of Limerick Institute of Technology’s commitment to Active Learning and outlines over 60 different Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement. These include sections on: Individual, Partner and Group Learning Activities. Part Two – The Practitioner Guide presents a practitioner perspective on a significant range of Active Learning Strategies used by LIT Academic Staff, across different disciplinary domains. The Compendium also includes a list of helpful resources for practitioners.

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In the denouement of the COVID-19 pandemic, talk of a return to “normalcy” in higher education belies the great challenges and ongoing disruptions that yet lie ahead for many institutions. Public perceptions of the value of postsecondary education continue their downward slide, placing institutions in the position of having to demonstrate their worth and find solutions to declining enrollments. Data and analytics capabilities continue to evolve, introducing new opportunities and new risks to the institution. Chief among these capabilities, generative AI promises to change teaching and learning in ways many of us have yet to fully understand or prepare for.

For this year’s teaching and learning Horizon Report, expert panelists’ discussions highlighted and wrestled with these present and looming challenges for higher education. This report summarizes the results of those discussions and serves as one vantage point on where our future may be headed.

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