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What is Active Learning?

A brief introduction

Nicole Zumpano

on 19 April 2018

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Transcript of What is Active Learning?

What is
active learning?

Active Learning is...
student centered
an environment in which the teacher is only a facilitator
students assessing their own learning
an emphasis on student voice & student choice
learning that is engaging, experiential and mindful
Benefits of Active Learning
increase in cognitive and emotional development/retention
independence in learning
helps develop 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication)
increase in transfer of new information
increase in motivation
When students take responsibility for their learning and engage the material through reading, writing, talking, listening and reflecting
Strategies that Support Active Learning
ice breakers
peer surveys
case study scenarios
problem-based learning
jigsaw teamwork
rotating chair discussions
increased student accountability
Consider your students' learning experience from
point of view. Do your students have opportunities to learn in ways that
connect to their lives
and make an impact on
how they engage
with others? Do the learning experiences you create mimic the type of learning you expect to engage in? -George Couros
is relevant to students
i.e. would you want to be a student in your room?
genius hour
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