Active learning moves beyond the traditional lecture and memorization of information. This strategy places emphasis on developing the students’ conceptual understanding by engaging in activities that promote higher-order thinking such as debating, writing, discussing, and creating.
Active Learning increases long-term retention of course materials. Use it as often as possible. Many of the strategies listed on this site fit under the umbrella of active learning.
- Examples of Active Learning (5:20 video)
- Active Learning, Center for Educational Innovation, University of Minnesota