Active Learning

What is Active Learning?

Active Learning is a learning process that includes the following attributes:

  • “Requires students to collect and synthesize information, practice critical thinking, and engage in problem-solving activities.
  • Emulates real-life situations that graduates will experience in a non-academic setting.
  • Weaves together a continuum of instructional strategies to engage learners in the learning process (simple to complex, and less time to more time to plan and implement).
  • Prioritizes the role and goal of student self-regulation aimed at understanding one’s learning needs, content knowledge, and discipline-specific methods, and takes action to improve in the identified areas.
  • Shares agency between instructor and students.”

For more on active learning, see this article.