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Innovative Teaching: Engaging Adult Learners with Active Learning

University of Padova via FutureLearn


Explore the power of teaching and how interactive learning can aid the classroom

Active learning is the leading innovative teaching approach in education today. It encourages teachers to foster a more student-centred, interactive and participatory approach to learning.

On this course, you’ll develop a deep understanding of active learning – effectively promoting learning by engaging learners interactively and encouraging teamwork and collaboration among students.

You’ll challenge assumptions about teaching, learning with a community of educators to freely discuss the challenges of teaching and share successful practices, plans, and effective teaching strategies.

This course is for a variety of audiences who teach adults in either formal (higher education, training in business and industry) or nonformal educational settings and have an interest in innovating and improving their teaching practice.

This would include faculty in higher education, trainers/directors of training working in business and industry, public and private school teachers working with high school students, and educators that teach in cultural institutions (eg., libraries, museums, parks, zoos).


  • Develop an Awareness about Teaching and Learning
    • Welcome to this learning community
    • New trends in teaching and learning
    • Engaging in a critically reflective practice
    • What is your philosophy of teaching and learning?
    • Taking the Teaching Perspective Inventory (TPI)
    • Week 1 Wrap-up
  • Fostering Active Learning
    • Planning for Active Learning
    • Delivering interactive lectures
    • Incorporating Active Learning into your teaching
    • Week 2 Wrap-up
  • Designing an Innovative Course and Planning a Lesson
    • Designing a course
    • Planning a lesson
    • Week 3 Wrap-up
  • Innovative use of Feedback and Assessment for Learning
    • Giving and Receiving Feedback
    • Assessing for Learning
    • Wrap-up week 4

Taught by

Monica Fedeli



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