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Definition of Active Learning Focuses the responsibility of learning on the learner. Involves students in doing and thinking about the things they are doing, beyond listening and watching. (Bonwell and Eison, 1999)
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Definition of Active Learning Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn by sitting in class listening to teachers. They must talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences, apply it to their daily lives. (Chickering and Gamson, 1987)
Have you experienced learning as a spectator sport? Was it effective?
An opportunity to manage overflow of short term memory. Allows learners to reflect and transfer to long term memory.
Example: Think about what you know about active learning strategies. Turn to a partner and share What can you share with the class?
Example: Take out a sheet of paper and list as many characteristics of a strong club as you can.
Example: Take a few minutes to share notes with a partner: Summarize the most important information Identify (and clarify, if possible) anything that is confusing
Example: Take a minute to come up with one question. Then, see if you can stump your partner!
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