Literature seminar

  • Date: –13:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Södra Fakultetsrummet, 13167 (
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  • Organiser: TUR, the Council for Educational Development at the Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Contact person: Nicusor Timneanu
  • Seminarium

Active learning benefits for underrepresented students

Freeman et al. showed in 2014 that active learning increases student performance in science, engineering and mathematics, and based their work on metaanalys of hundreds of studies. In a recent study, they took the same approach to show that underrepresented students in STEM have a greater benefit from active learning. They conclude that high-quality active learning can help eliminating the achievement gap between students and increase equality and diversity in education.

Theobald et al., ""Active learning narrows achievement gaps for underrepresented students in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math"", PNAS 117 (2020) 6476-6483, link:

If you wish to have a sandwich, please send an e-mail to Pia Westerlund, at the latest on Wednesday, November 16. Don´t forget to include any dietary requirements.