Fostering Active Learning

With unrivaled hands-on learning opportunities, the University of Georgia has established itself as one of the nation’s leading public universities. To enhance the learning environment for students even further, a new initiative to foster active learning is under way. 

Broadly defined, active learning is the adoption of instructional practices that engage students in the learning process. It has been shown to improve writing and critical thinking skills, as well as students’ understanding of the material and their ability to apply it outside of the classroom.

The active learning initiative stems from a recommendation of the President’s Task Force on Student Learning and Success, which took a fresh look at UGA’s undergraduate learning environment to identify new opportunities to further enhance the educational experience for UGA students, both inside and outside the classroom.

Click here to learn more about the new initiative.