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Exploring the Relationship between Active Learning and Skills and Attributes That Enhance Learning among College Students

By Dr. Caroline Chemosit, ISU Alumna, Educational Administration & Foundations, and Adjunct Instructor of Research Methods and Senior Research Project, Lincoln College-Normal

Originally published in Progressive Measures, Fall 2012, Volume 8, Issue 1. 

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) College Learning for the New Global Century report outlined essential aims, learning outcomes, and guiding principles for 21st century college education.  Student success in college, as noted in the report, cannot be measured only in terms of enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment but also whether students are receiving “the kind of learning they need for a complex and volatile world” (AAC&U, 2007, p. 1).  To prepare students for the 21st century challenges, it is important to expose them to: knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world; intellectual and practical skills; personal and social responsibility, and integrative learning. Continue reading