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    • Activity 1 Individually, think of a key word that best describe your conception of ‘teaching’. Compare your conception of ‘teaching’ with your partner. In groups, list down 3 key words derived from the various conceptions of ‘teaching gathered.
    • “imparting knowledge”
    • Teaching = Facilitating Learning  Learning-centered (not teacher-centered)  Interactive (not one-way, passive mode)
    • Teaching = Facilitating Learning  Participative (not teacher involvement only)  Meaningful (not just rote & surface learning)
    • Activity 2 What do you think are attributes of ‘meaningful’ learning?
    • Attributes of Meaningful Learning ACTIVE LEARNING DIRECTED AUTHENTIC LEARNING LEARNING MEANINGFUL LEARNING CONSTRUCTIVE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING LEARNING
    • Active Learning Students are able to interact with each other (e.g. discuss how to complete tasks/problems given). Students gather & share information.
    • Authentic Learning Students are able to relate learning process into relevant context. Students are able to apply knowledge acquired in real life situation.
    • Directed Learning Students are able to make decisions & be responsible of them. Students are free to use alternative ways to construct knowledge.
    • Constructive Learning Students are able to reflect on their learning processes & activities. Students are able to evaluate & criticize views of others constructively.
    • Collaborative Learning Students are able to contribute ideas toward achieving a common goal. Students are able to complete tasks given collaboratively.
    • “Learning is something students do, not something done to students.” Alfie Kohn
    • How would you define ‘activelearning’?What characterizes ‘active learning’ &makes different from ‘inactivelearning’?
    • Active Learning “. . . instructional activities involving students in doing things & thinking about what they are doing” (Bonwell et al. 1991).
    • Active Learning• Learning is not a spectator sport.• The more actively engaged the learner is, the more learning takes place.
    • Active Learning• Different instructional methodologies have greater rates of retention.
    •  Passive Learning  Teacher-Centered  Teacher is “Sage on the Stage”  Student is “Empty Glass”  Traditional Pedagogy
    •  Active Learning  Learner-Centered (Learning-Centered)  Teacher is facilitator – “Guide by the Side”  Learner is ultimately responsible for learning  Progressive Andragogy
    • How Does Active Learning Work? Input (Delivery of Learning Content) Active Learning involves input from multiple sources through multiple senses - seeing, hearing, feeling, etc. (VARK)
    • Learning Preferences Visual (V)  This preference includes the depiction of information in charts, graphs, flow charts, & all the symbolic arrows, circles, hierarchies & other devices that instructors use to represent what could have been presented in words.
    • Learning Preferences Aural / Auditory (A)  This perceptual mode describes a preference for information that is "heard."  Students with this modality report that they learn best from lectures, tutorials, tapes, group discussion, speaking, web chat, talking things through.
    • Learning Preferences Read/write (R)  This preference is for information displayed as words.  This preference emphasizes text-based input and output — reading & writing in all its forms.
    • Learning Preferences Kinesthetic (K)  By definition, this modality refers to the perceptual preference related to the use of experience & practice (simulated or real).  Although such an experience may invoke other modalities, the key is that the student is connected to reality- either through experience, example, practice or simulation.
    • How Does Active Learning Work? Process (Learning Activities) Active Learning involves process: interacting with other people & materials, stimulating multiple areas of the brain to act.
    • How Does Active Learning Work? Output (Learning Evaluations) Active Learning involves output: requiring students to produce a response or a solution or some evidence of the interactive learning that is taking place.
    • So. . . . Learning Activities that:  Use more complexity of thought, and  Force greater interaction with content and/or others Generally result in:  Greater retention of course content material
    • Using Learning Activities The important thing is to:  Get students involved & engaged-  Thinking about the subject  Doing something realistic with the subject if possible- real world applications or simulations  Working with others if possible  Reflecting upon what they did & sharing with others
    • Active Learning ActivityWhat kinds of things can an instructor do to:  Get students thinking about the subject?  Get students doing something realistic with the subject?  Get students working with others in learning the subject?
    • Active Learning ActivityWhat kinds of things can an instructor do to:  Get students reflecting on what they have done with the subject?  Get students sharing & discussing ideas & results with others students?
    • In short, … Active Learning gets students involved in the learning process & helps them participate in the construction of their own knowledge, giving them a sense of ownership.
    • In short, … Active learning is Learner-centered (Learning-centered) as opposed to teacher-centered.
    • In short, … Active learning involves input from multiple sources using multiple senses.
    • In short, … Active learning often involves collaborative work with other learners.
    • In short, … The use of active learning strategies can increase retention & comprehension of course content material.
    • What Web tools can we use topromote active learning?