Friday, February 25, 2011

Active Learning

Despite overwhelming research (and common sense) that passive learning is less effective than active learning, many classes emphasize passive approaches.

Passive Approaches Emphasize
  • Lectures
  • Readings
  • Watching video
  • Listening to audio
  • Observing demonstrations
Active Approaches Emphasize
  • Interaction through discussion
  • Student<->Student Interactions
  • Faculty<->Student Interactions
  • Student presentations
  • Group projects
  • Simulations
  • Problem solving

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