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Zero to Go: The Factors that Lead to Growing Active Learning Classrooms

Sharon Beaudry


Active learning has been a growing trend in education for decades based on its impact on student learning and success.  As such, schools, colleges, and universities have invested resources into expanding this teaching approach, including active learning classrooms.  But why have some schools been successful at rapidly growing their active learning classrooms and learning spaces, while others have struggled?  This article uncovers the factors that lead to successful scaling of these learning spaces and pedagogical approaches in schools, colleges, and universities, including leadership approaches, stakeholder involvement, funding methods, space planning tactics, cultural shifts, and the ties to strategic plans and missions. 

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