Professors supported by the Center for Active Learning create dynamic learning environments that require learners to ask questions of themselves and their peers in solving problems, in contrast to passively receiving information through lecture, reading and note-taking.

  • Active Learning.  Active Collaborative Transformative Learning and Teaching (ACT) is a pedagogy in which students are encouraged to develop their learning autonomously.
  • An Active Learning environment often incorporates a mix of the following components: peer-led team learning(PLTL); problem-based learning (PBL); process-oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) and investigative case based learning (ICBL).

To promote the institutionalization of active learning (AL) in math and science classrooms CLU launched the Center for Active Learning (CAL).  The CAL is funded by Oxnard College’s HSI Title III grant, OC STEM Project Acabado.