While there is not yet a large body of research on Active Learning, there are some sources available.  Please contact us if you know of additional research that should be included here.

Specific to Active Learning

A young girl sitting on an Essef board plays with objects attached to a wall ladder.
A young girl sitting on an Essef board plays with objects attached to a wall ladder.

Boestrup, Annette Morell. (2016)   Active Learning at Byhaveskolen, Denmark: An evaluation study of the Visual Communications Class’ concerning the 2015/2016 group of school-starters.  (Translated from Danish)

Creech, Rhoda (2021).  Teachers’ Reported Experiences Creating Active Learning Culture for Students with Comorbid Visual Impairment and Autism: A Phenomenological Study Dissertation Manuscript Submitted to Northcentral University School of Education.  Abstract.

Dunnett, J. (1997). Nielsen’s Little Room: Its Uses with a Young Blind and Physically Disabled Girl.  Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v91 n2 p145-50 Mar-Apr 1997.

Johnson, Kenalea; Griffin-Shirley, Nora; Koenig, Alan J. (2000).  Active Learning for Children with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities.  Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. Sep2000, Vol. 94 Issue 9, p584. 10p. 2 Charts.

Nielsen, L. (1991). Spatial relations in congenitally blind infants: A study. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 85(1), 11-16.

Nielsen, L.  (1996). How the approach of guiding the hands of the visually impaired child can disturb his opportunity to build up strategies for tactile orientationBritish Journal of Visual Impairment, 14(1), 29-31.

Related Research 

A look at some of the ways that play affects brain development
Purvis, Karyn B.; David R. Cross; Donald F. Dansereau; and Sheri R. Parris.  (2013)  Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI): A Systemic Approach to Complex Developmental TraumaChild Youth Services. 2013 Oct; 34(4): 360–386.
Yogman M, Garner A, Hutchinson J, et al; AAP COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH, AAP COUNCIL ON COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA. The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young ChildrenPediatrics. 2018; 142(3):e20182058