Dear Content Contributor,
Our focus this week is on active learning. What then is active learning?
Active learning is a philosophy and approach in which teaching moves beyond the ‘podium-style’ lecture and directly includes students in the learning process. There is certainly a big movement out there to include active learning in the classroom, and active learning strategies have been .
Active learning can make learning experience more interactive, inclusive, and help embrace different learning styles. Active learning places the student in a more central role in a classroom, and allows students to engage with the course and course content in a different way.
Without a doubt, it can take a bit of extra work. This provides an excellent case study, and illustrates the benefits and drawbacks of embracing a ‘flipped classroom’ in a large biology class, and part of that involves heaps of active learning strategies.
Active learning also involves some risk-taking, and . The strategies can remove some of the control of the instructor, and this can be uncomfortable for some teachers. For any active learning strategies to work, the instructor, and students, need to be on board, and each strategy brings some challenges, takes time to prepare, and certainly takes time in the classroom. Click to Read More
You can also read our previous tips from HERE
Please WATCH OUT for our monthly ACADEMIC CLINIC DAY, commencing very soon.
Prof. O. M. Arigbede
Director, Centre for Innovation and Strategy in Learning and Teaching