Active Learning Overview

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Active learning overview. Meyers and Jones (1993),
Bonwell and Eison (1991),
Chickering and Gamson (1987)

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Active Learning Overview

  1. 1. Definitions and characteristics
  2. 2. <ul><li>Meyers and Jones (1993) </li></ul><ul><li>Bonwell and Eison (1991) </li></ul><ul><li>Chickering and Gamson (1987) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Meyers and Jones (1993) have identified elements of active learning “elements involve cognitive activities that allow students to clarify, question, consolidate, and appropriate new knowledge” (p. 21) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking and listening (p. 21) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading (p. 21) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing (p. 21) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflecting (p. 21) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Bonwell and Eison (1991) describe the characteristics of active learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus is on developing skills (p. 2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on higher order thinking (analysis, synthesis, evaluation) (p. 2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are reading , discussing , writing (p. 2) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Chickering and Gamson (1987) found that students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>must talk about and through their learning, (p. 5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write about their learning (p. 5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be able to and be encouraged to relate it to previous experiences and (p. 5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>apply it to their daily lives. (p. 5) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Bonwell, C., & Eison, J. (1991). Active learning: Creating excitement in the classroom . ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 1. Washington, DC: The George Washington University, School of Education and Human Development. </li></ul><ul><li>  Chickering, A., & Gamson, Z. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin 39 (7), 3-7. </li></ul><ul><li>  Meyers, C., & Jones, T. (1993). Promoting active learning: Strategies for the college classroom . San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers </li></ul>

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