Active and Engaging Classrooms

A Practical Exploration

Candace Schlein, University of Missouri‐Kansas City
Sarah Crump, University of Missouri‐Kansas City

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on Curricular Interactions, Behavior, Relationships, and Classroom Management. Editor(s): Candace Schlein, University of Missouri‐Kansas City. Kent Divoll. Tim Mainhard.

Call for Chapters

This is a call for chapter contributions for an upcoming text: "Active and engaging classrooms: A practical exploration." This text is an edited book that is being compiled for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Classroom Management Special Interest Group-sponsored book series with Information Age, "Contemporary perspectives on curricular interactions, behavior, and classroom management."

Active and engaged teaching and learning is critical for building a culture of student and faculty success. Kuh (2008) underscored that several types of active learning interactions translate to great gains in classroom excellence. These high-impact practices are: first-year seminars and experiences; common intellectual experiences; learning communities; writing-intensive courses; collaborative assignments and projects; undergraduate research; diversity and global learning; ePortfolios; service learning/ community-based learning; internships; and capstone courses and projects. In this text, the notion of active and engaging learning will be examined across school levels, from K-12 to undergraduate and graduate education. To expand discussion of active and engaging classrooms, this work will include a focus on classroom experiences that also incorporates consideration of student research and writing across all levels of education along with in-classroom and out-of-classroom teaching and learning engagement. This edited work is multi-disciplinary in nature and open to qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and practical perspectives. Active learning from traditional, online, and blended teaching modes are welcome.

Chapter contributions may be shaped as:

Examination of findings of empirical research and/or literature reviews on topics surrounding the theme of the edited book or

Discussion of practical tips, tricks, and recommendations for practice regarding active and high impact practices, including a narrative of your experiences that led to the development of the practices and an explanation of what worked and what did not work and why, as well as details of the context of teaching. Including lists of recommended readings would also be very helpful.

If you are interested in contributing a chapter to this edited volume, please submit by November 30 2021 to Candace Schlein ( and Sara Crump ( a 12-20-page chapter plus references as a Word document with the following formatting considerations: Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, APA style. Include as a separate Word attachment an author biographical statement of no more than 200 words that begins with your name rather than your title.

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