Active learning refers to instructional techniques that allow learners to participate in learning and teaching activities, to take the responsibility for their own learning, and to establish connections between ideas by analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating. Bonwell and Eison (1991) define active learning as anything that involves learners in doing and thinking about what they are doing. Active learning is more focused on cognitive development than the acquisition of facts and transmission of information. The role of the learner is not being a passive listener and note taker. The learner’s role is being involved in learning activities such as discussions, reviewing, and evaluating, concept mapping, role playing, hands-on projects, and cooperative group studies to develop higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
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Gogus, A. (2012). Active Learning. In: Seel, N.M. (eds) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_489
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