Engaging your students: An overview of practical tips and tools available to all lecturers


The passivity of students in lectures and large group learning and teaching sessions has long been observed and criticised (Exley, 2010). This workshop will expolore the strategies that can actively engage students while also facilitating feedback betwen lecturer and students during the learning experience.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify suitable strategies to facilitate better student engagement and and participation
  • have an understanding of the need for varied pedagogical strategies
  • Consider the tools that can assist the facilitation of these strategie
Links to DIT Institutional Strategies

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop the curriculum
  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Promote diversity of learning opportunities
Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all academic staff and support staff.

Advance Preparation

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop, however it would be useful to read the following: Exley, K (2010) Encouraging Active Learning in Lectures AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vol 2, No 1 (2010)

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by staff of the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.