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ARU Active Learning Network

The ARU Active Learning Network is a collaborative network, developing and exploring active learning pedagogies together, sharing innovative good practice and ideas, and creating opportunities for developing network activity such as workshops, creating resources, toolkits, blogs and conferences.

We are a satellite group and feed into the Global Active Learning Network. Anyone is welcome to join, and we have a mix of colleagues from all faculties and professional services, and those who are external to ARU.

To find out more, and join the Microsoft Team, please contact [email protected].

We are proud to have won the Team Vice Chancellor Awards for Excellent Education (Collaborative) 2022.

The judges said: "The ARU Active Learning Network (ALN) has grown as a community of enhancement since 2019, and responded to the increased demand for support, networking, and CPD around active learning. As a collaborative network, the ARU ALN has created opportunities to explore active learning pedagogies together, share innovative practice and ideas, and created opportunities for working together. This includes hosting conferences and events, monthly CPD opportunities, publications, including the 100 Ideas for Active Learning book, and launching the ARU Active Learning Toolkit. The ALN has supported and empowered colleagues to transform their teaching, and, through collaboration and connecting with other institutions on a wider scale, has supported ARU to become a leading example of active learning."

The ARU ALN is one of the university's key Communities of Enhancement.