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ERIC Number: EJ1127696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Reference Count: 38
Opportunities to Create Active Learning Techniques in the Classroom
Camacho, Danielle J.; Legare, Jill M.
Journal of Instructional Research, v4 p38-45 2015
The purpose of this article is to contribute to the growing body of research that focuses on active learning techniques. Active learning techniques require students to consider a given set of information, analyze, process, and prepare to restate what has been learned--all strategies are confirmed to improve higher order thinking skills. Active learning techniques transform complacent and apprehensive learners into active participants in the process. Group assignments and peer review scenarios establish a setting fostering the notion that students who teach one another are essentially learning to teach themselves. Technology in the 21st century allows instructors to incorporate active learning techniques such as web-based scavenger hunts, problem-based learning, cooperative learning, group discussion, and peer-reviewed and structured-learning groups into the classroom. This paper will provide a survey of existing literature and will provide examples of methods and techniques that instructors may apply in online and on-ground classrooms.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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