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Teaching & Learning: Active Learning

What is Active Learning?

Active Learning Techniques

Examples of "Active Leaning Techniques"

  • Think Pair Share:  students consider a problem and discuss with another student 
  • Role Playing:  students become active participants in the problem
  • Jigsaw:  group divides learning into parts and completes whole question
  • Peer Review:  students review other students work
  • Games or Puzzles:    students work on solutions toward understanding
  • Daily Journal:  valuative response
  • Just-in-Time Teaching: pre-class preparation reviewed before class to tailor class time

Active Learning Techniques  Center for Teaching and Learning  BYU

Active Learning   Starting Point, Carleton College

Active Learning for the College Classroom,  CAL State, L.A.

Active Learning Techniques  University of California, Berkeley

Active Learning Techniques    Indiana University Bloomington

Active Learning Techniques  Virginia Commonwealth University, Center for Teaching Excellence

What is Active Learning?

Active Learning is a student centered approach in which the students are the active participants and responsible for their own learning.  A system of techniques beyond the lecture mode.

"A Manifesto for Active Learning"  by Jason Farman, The Chronicle of HIgher Education, Oct. 13, 2013