Active vs passive learning

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What is active learning?

  • For a more in depth explanation, it is recommended you watch the video Active Learning with Dr. Richard Felder (11.43). His video includes actual snippets of his classroom practice showing his use of activities to encourage active learning amongst his students.

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What strategies could you use to encourage active learning?
For more examples of strategies for active learning, see the University of Minnesota's list of active learning strategies.
  • Outline two or three strategies you could use to encourage active learning.
  • Post these to your ePortfolio and share the link on the Moodle Sharing forum.