Learning through Inquiry (formerly Active Learning)
April 13, 2005
Clark's "Active Learning" signature defines an essential component of our curriculum. Many faculty have asked how we can achieve it, especially in the context of the disciplines. In an attempt to clarify both what we mean and how we can achieve it, during this lunch we discussed the new draft name (Learn through Inquiry) for Clark's former Active Learning signature. Faculty were provided a forum to discuss the new draft name and definition of this signature, review Clark's ranking for active learning from the National Survey of Student Engagement, and share individual methods of incorporating inquiry-based learning in the classroom. The Clark University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning promotes conversations about teaching and provides resources and strategies to support, strengthen, and recognize excellent and innovative teaching and active learning.