A Student-Centered Approach to Building
In-Demand Skills

At Foundry College, every class session includes both lecture-based instruction and active learning exercises in small breakout groups. Our student-centered learning approach embraces frequent polls, questions, and quizzes to break up lectures and keep you engaged.

The Science of Active Learning

Put Information into Practice

Research tells us that we learn best when we put new information into practice right away. Our brains integrate and recall concepts more easily when we think them through—unpacking their implications—and when we actively associate them with what we already know.

Build Associations

Active learning sets up situations that require us to process new information and build associations. For example, if we are learning about negotiation, we might be asked to role-play a negotiation with classmates. Afterward, we might discuss how the simulated negotiation compared to a real situation encountered in our lives.

Active Learning Techniques

Foundry College courses incorporate a variety of active learning techniques to ensure that you understand the material, retain it, and can apply it in relevant situations. Some of our key active learning techniques include:


Spacing Learning

Learning over time


Evoking Deep Processing

Thinking through material


Dual Coding

Combining verbal and visual material


Building on Prior Associations

Connecting new material with memories


Eliciting the Generation Effect

Recalling information


Deliberate Practice

Learning from mistakes

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