Providing students an opportunity to participate in activities that promote synthesis, analysis and reflection on course content and encourages them to take ownership of their own learning.
Active learning is a method whereby students participate in activities that promote synthesis, analysis and reflection on course content, encouraging students to take ownership of their learning.
It can involve students working either individually on tasks to clarify and internalise their understanding of course content or with others on collaborative activities that motivate each others learning and reflect on different peer perspectives.
Outlined in this section are suggestions for pedagogical activities to run for large and small group teaching, spaces that you can use, including City’s flexible learning spaces and technologies you can use.
If you would like some advice or guidance on the Learning Spaces or any of the content on this page, please contact us.
The Pedagogy, Space and Technology Model
Using the Pedagogy, Space, Technology (PST) Model, University of Queensland, we have organised some resources around Pedagogy, Space and Technology for educators. (D.Radcliffe et al, 2008, p13)
Fixed swivel seating (e.g. BLG07, University Building)
Node chairs (e.g. D222, Rhind Building)
Collaborative cluster seating (e.g. ELG01, Drysdale Building)
Plectrum Shaped Tables (e.g. ELG12, Drysdale Building)
Flexible Computer Lab (e.g. AG24a - Department of Journalism; Podcasting)
External resources for teaching and classroom management
The following are a series of links to external resources you may find useful.
External teaching resources
External teaching management resources
Research informed practice at City, University of London
Dominic Pates, Neal Sumner, (2016)
E-learning spaces and the digital university, The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, Vol. 33 Issue: 3, pp.159-171
Jorge Friere, Santanu Vasant, (2016)
Learning Spaces at City. A Poster Presentation at the 8th Learning at City Conference, 2016. London.