Welcome to a workshop on teaching and learning with Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching (CeUL).

Target group: university teachers who are already using or who are interested in using collaborative learning.

One of the recurring issues in higher education is how to create learning situations that activate, challenge and motivate the students. Sometimes it can be useful to combine traditional lectures and seminars with more interactive and collaborative forms of teaching, where the students get opportunities to work with more complex tasks in the form of scenarios, case studies or problem areas where theories and methods are applied and tested.

New rooms for active learning

One such learning environment that encompasses these affordances is the Active Learning Classroom. An ALC is furnished with tables that facilitate group interaction and each group has access to projection screens for collaborative work and presentations. Stockholm University is now building a number of ALCs for collaborative approaches to teaching, such as problem-based, inquiry-based or case-based teaching.

In the workshop you will get the opportunity to learn more about ALC, design teaching sequences for the ALC and also get first-hand experience of the ALC from the teacher’s as well as from the student’s perspective.

Since the workshop has been moved online instead of beeing held in the new ALC classroom the focus of the workshop has been shifted to also include pedagogical approaches such as Flipped Classroom and Problem Based Learning, both of which can be seen as key instructional components in active learning. During the workshop we will do this against the backdrop of the Community of Inquiry framework.



Apr1, 2019 at 13.00—16.00.
Venue/Find your way E-meeting in Zoom
Workshop leader Tore Nilsson, Department of Language Education
 Preparations before the workshop
  • Read: Rands, M. & Gansemer-Topf, A. (2017). The room itself is active: How classroom design impacts student engagement. Journal of Learning Spaces 6(1): 26-33.
  • Bring a course description/syllabus of a course that you are teaching and that you think would be suitable to develop further in an ALC environment.


CeUL offers workshops for all teachers at Stockholm University on a variety of teaching and learning topics. They are designed to meet the needs of both seasoned professionals and newcomers. Each session offers the opportunity to discuss shared experiences and knowledge with colleagues.

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Space is limited, so please be sure to register for any workshops you wish to attend. Participation is free of charge.

Registration for the Virtual Workshop Activity-based learning in Active learning classrooms