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ERIC Number: EJ798398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Learning by Doing: Engaging Students through Learner-Centered Activities
Smart, Karl L.; Csapo, Nancy
Business Communication Quarterly, v70 n4 p451-457 2007
With a shift of focus from teaching to learning in higher education, teachers often look for strategies to involve students actively in the learning process, especially since numerous studies have demonstrated that a student's active involvement in the learning process enhances learning. Active learning has resulted in positive learning outcomes. Most experts agree that students learn best when they take an active role in the education process, discussing what they read, practicing what they learn, and applying concepts and ideas. In this article, the authors briefly discuss what active learning is and why teachers should consider using active learning strategies. The authors demonstrate how to implement active learning by describing an activity they have found effective in the classroom. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A