Block scheduling is a method that is used in the American education system, where each student has approximately four class periods per day instead of the usual six to eight daily class periods in traditional academic scheduling. Each class is scheduled for a longer period of time than in traditional classrooms, where classes are generally between 1-2 hours. Within some university and college programs, a block class may mean taking one class for the duration of each day until the material is covered.
Block scheduling refers to a more concentrated experiences of course material, with fewer classes daily. They can cover more course content with fewer interruptions. This gives instructors more time to provide students with attention and one-on-one support and allows students more opportunities to engage in active learning activities.