ERIC Number: EJ816939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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What Is Meant by "Active Learning?"
Education, v128 n4 p566-569 Sum 2008
This article compares and contrasts active learning and passive learning. The author describes passive learning as being dependent on a teacher imparting what is to be learned, with little student involvement. Active learning, on the other hand, is a process where students take a dynamic and energetic role in their own education, thereby making the student a partner in the learning process. The author concludes that active learning is preferable, as it stimulates pride, increases confidence, stimulates a thirst for broader and deeper understanding in future academic endeavors, and tends to make learning more fun and personally satisfying.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Processes, Teachers, Students, Cooperative Learning, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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IES Cited: ED545233