Certificate of Achievement

Hannah Slack

has completed the following course:

Innovative Teaching: Engaging Adult Learners with Active Learning

University of Padova and University of Georgia

This course is for a variety of audiences who teach adults in either formal (higher education, training in business and industry) and nonformal educational (cultural institutions) settings. Active learning is the leading innovative teaching approach in education today. It encourages teachers to foster a more student-centered, interactive and participatory approach to learning. This course would also be of interest to experienced educators, future educators, and students.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Monica Fedeli

Professor of Teaching Methods and Organizational Development

University of Padova

overall score


Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on how and why you teach (philosophically, practically) - the bases for a critically reflective teaching practice.
  • Collaborate with a community of educators that have a desire to develop a more innovative approach to teaching
  • Develop a deep understanding of active learning - effectively promoting learning by using a: student-centered approach to teaching, engaging students interactively, and encouraging teamwork and collaboration among students.
  • Explore how to foster effective teacher-student relationships that promote learning.
  • Produce a plan (short and long term) for improving teaching in the classroom.
  • Improve the understanding of the effective assessment, evaluation and feedback in the classroom.
  • Investigate on teaching and learning to assess the impact of active learning in the classroom.


  • Developing an awareness of your core teaching beliefs
  • Establishing a critically reflective teaching practice
  • Understanding the foundations of active learning: essential components
  • Engaging students’ experience
  • Acknowledging context and the power of authentic learning
  • Engaging the whole student: multiple intelligences
  • Democratizing learning through student-centred teaching
  • Creating interactive lectures – large and small classrooms
  • Planning, evaluating, and assessing for success in active learning
  • Designing a course and planning a class
  • Giving and receiving effective feedback
  • Assessing for learning

Issued on 18th December 2020

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Free online course:

Innovative Teaching: Engaging Adult Learners with Active Learning

University of Padova