PRINCIPLE OF ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT Group 1 Abellano, Jeraldyn Leron, Gernaden Rojas, Roberose Subang, Archie
Definition: This implies that for learning to take place, the student must be focus or engaged directly with the activity or task where he may draw knowledge, concepts, principles, attitudes, skills or habits.
Views:This is in consonance with the principle ofself-activity by Froebel which states thatlearning is the result of the activity of thechild himself.The student should take an active role inthe search of knowledge. She should not bemade to watch or to observe what ishappening. He should contribute his ideasor concepts to solve issues.
In the same manner as when thestudent wants to learn to work onthe computer, he should actuallyhave hands on activity in itsoperations.One cannot learn to solvemathematical problems unless hetries to undergo the process byhimself.
With educational technology,students can be given variousmaterials from realia to contrivedexperiences; from pictures toworksheets; projectors and computersand software to keep them engage andactive in the quest for knowledge.The various modalities for learningcan be utilized at the same time withconcrete experiences provided by thevarious media of instruction.
Other views:Students are involved in morethan listening.Less emphasis is place intransmitting information and moreon developing student’s skills.
Students are involved in higher-order thinking (analysis, synthesis,evaluation).Students are engaged in activitiesex. Reading, discussing, writingTeachers place greater emphasison students exploration of their ownattitudes and values.