Teaching & Learning 

“Learning is not a spectator sport.” 
(Chickering and Gamson 1987)
Whether on campus or at a distance, students learn best when they are actively engaged in reading, writing, discussing what they are learning with their peers, and solving problems (Bonwell and Eison, 1991). 

If you are interested in taking the newly redesigned self-paced Fundamentals of Active Learning course, you can do so at https://mycourses.unh.edu/courses/108289

These resources explore ways to actively engage students through any teaching modality – even in large enrollment classes and in disciplines in which it is especially challenging.


  • Active Learning 
    •    Active Learning Strategies
    •    Cognitively Based Learning Interventions
    •    Facilitating Discussion
    •    Reflective Journals
  • Authentic Learning: Cases, Projects, Problems
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Large Enrollment Classes
  • Performance and Studio Courses Online
  • STEM Courses and Online Labs


Bonwell, C. C., and Eison, J. A. (1991). Active learning: Creating excitement in the classroom (ASHE–ERIC Higher Education Rep. No. 1). Washington, DC: The George Washington University, School of Education and Human Development.

Chickering, Arthur W., and Zelda F. Gamson. (1987). "Seven Principles for Good Practice." AAHE Bulletin 39: 3-7.