Learn about what active learning is and how to achieve it. This post provides five active learning techniques: just-in-time teaching, listening teams, structured sharing, students as teachers, and team quizzes. Active learning is a very popular topic in educational literature, and we encourage it as a means to improve teaching and learning in the classroom. Be sure to review the rich collection of Active Learning Resources on CTL’s Web Site. Below you’ll find a brief definition of active learning and detailed instructions for five sample techniques for increasing active learning (taken from our long list of potential active learning activities).