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ERIC Number: EJ817755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Springing into Active Learning
Zmuda, Allison
Educational Leadership, v66 n3 p38-42 Nov 2008
One of the most persistent barriers to student achievement resides in the collective mindset of the students we teach. Too many students have become compliant workers instead of engaged learners. This is due, in part, to nine misunderstandings about what it means to learn. These include such misconceptions as "What the teacher wants me to say is more important than what I want to say," "Once I get too far behind, I can never catch up," and "Speed is synonymous with intelligence." Students also don't realize that struggle, discomfort, and failure are a necessary part of learning. Teachers need to reflect on such issues with fellow teachers and students to create a compliance-free curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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