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Learning to Teach in Space: Design Principles for Faculty Development in Active Learning Classrooms

Tracey Birdwell, Suraj Uttamchandani


We describe four design principles that guide a program focused on supporting faculty pedagogy in active learning spaces: the Mosaic Fellows Program at Indiana University. The design principles focus on exploring a variety of classrooms with faculty Fellows, engaging Fellows’ individual goals, creating shared learning experiences, and encouraging Fellows to share their insights with a larger university audience. We discuss each design principle in turn, explaining the rationale behind the principle and then giving specific examples of the design principle in practice. We conclude with implications for faculty development about active learning spaces at other institutions.

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