Educational Technology

October 25, 2015

10 Ways to Bring Active Learning To Your Classroom

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:38 am

By Pamela DeLoatch, Edudemic

A report from The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology revealed that active learning, versus the lecture method, improves students’ abilities to retain information and exercise critical thinking. It also increases students’ pursuit of STEM majors in college. Research has long shown that students learn more when they participate in the process in various ways—discussion, review, practice or application. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy has also guided education toward an emphasis in creation and innovation—in other words, more active learning in the classroom. Active learning activities also take into account the different learning styles that students have, and provide activities that may better engage the visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social or solitary learner.

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