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Students and faculty employ active learning strategies in 60 Mosaic classrooms across the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses.

New series showcases faculty research on active learning classrooms

IU’s Mosaic Faculty Research Webinars to offer interactive forum to discuss latest findings

Active learning, loosely defined as any teaching method that engages students in the learning process, is a modern-day buzzword in higher education.

Through the Mosaic Initiative, Indiana University is leading this growing movement to support active learning and build active learning classrooms, known as Mosaic classrooms. In fact, there are more than 60 Mosaic classrooms across the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses.

As instructors who actually teach in active learning classrooms, these Fellows bring new perspectives to research on these classrooms.

Tracey Birdwell, program director, Mosaic Initiative

As the movement grows, scholars around the world are questioning: how does the physical classroom space influence teaching and learning? How do active learning classrooms support active learning?

Mosaic fellows are conducting research to find out. Several who have completed the Mosaic Faculty Fellows program will present their methods and findings and answer participant questions this fall in a new online series, the Mosaic Faculty Research Webinars.

“As instructors who actually teach in active learning classrooms, these Fellows bring new perspectives to research on these classrooms,” says Tracey Birdwell, program director of the Mosaic Initiative. “I’m thrilled to see the creativity and rigor that Fellows bring to the growing conversation about active learning and classroom space.”

Anyone interested in active learning at IU is welcome to join the no-cost webinars. They will also be available for viewing after the event at https://mosaic.iu.edu/research/research-webinar.html

The fall 2018 Mosaic Faculty Research Webinar lineup is: