Evidence-based learning describes a set of strategies and tools that are empirically proven to demonstrate learning outcomes. More literally, the term refers to a process that shows evidence of learning taking place. Evidence-based learning may involve setting goals that challenge students intellectually. From an instructional standpoint, evidence-based learning involves using the latest research and data to inform the structure of class activities and lectures.
Evidence-based learning refers to using pedagogy, rigorous research methods and new data to inform the structure of any course. Instructors looking to engage in evidence-based learning use statistically verifiable methods such as longitudinal studies, meta-analyses and randomized controlled trials. Evidence-based learning bridges the gap between teaching and research and ensures that students are getting access to a high-quality education.