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Active Learning at Missouri S&T

“Missouri S&T integrates education, research and application to create and convey knowledge that serves our state and helps solve the world’s great challenges.” This mission statement is at the core of how Missouri University of Science and Technology seeks to be a leading technological research university. At the heart of this statement is our scientific approach to teaching and learning. Studies in the area have made it very clear that active learning has a positive impact on student learning. Missouri S&T faculty are encouraged to use active learning strategies in the classroom with the support of the S&T Center for Education Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI) and office of Educational Technology. Funding programs such as education mini-grants, eFellows grants and Innovation grants provide faculty the resources to consult with course designers, redesign courses, collect data and present their results at conferences. This video highlights some of the active learning strategies employed in our courses, including group work, discussion, case studies and flipped classrooms. The featured faculty have benefited from campus resources and exemplify the success of these programs. See how Missouri S&T faculty and students “dig deeper” to support active learning in the classroom.