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Active Learning

Scope Note: 
Learning in which the learner is the principal driving force, with the instructor (if one is present) as facilitator of the process -- among the many active learning approaches are experiential learning, cooperative learning, problem-solving exercises, writing tasks, speaking activities, class discussion, case-study methods, simulations, role playing, peer teaching, fieldwork, independent study, library assignments, computer-assisted instruction, and homework
Category: Learning and Perception
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Use this term instead of
Inquiry Based Learning
Project Based Learning
Related Terms
Activity Units
Authentic Learning
Capstone Experiences
Class Activities
Cooperative Learning
Critical Literacy
Discovery Learning
Experiential Learning
Independent Study
Learner Controlled Instruction
Learning Activities
Problem Based Learning
Situated Learning
Student Participation
Workplace Learning
Added to ERIC: 11/16/1994