Active Learning Strategies:
[“doing things and thinking about what they are doing”]
- encounter (new) information and ideas
- engage with information and ideas
- reflect on their learning
Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning
Mapping active learning strategies:
[When trying to figure out what this is I ran into Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity framing – putting the link here to explore later.]
What is a content frame? “A Content Frame is a visual representation (an outline) of the content of a reading selection” <Source> Yikes! For the class represented here it would be better for the students to construct this. I believe I had a version of at least the spirit of this in the video posted earlier.
Timeline: EDU106-F20-timeline [PDF]
Aristotle “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” …
McVerry et al.“Open pedagogy works by providing an avenue for the learner to explore who they are and share their learning journey.”
Remix: Learning is a public journey to wisdom through a maze of exploring and embracing one’s self.
My personal preferred techniques are the flipped classroom and hands-on learning.
I believe a student needs multiple passes at content in order to begin to absorb and assimilate/ integrate it into their knowledge base. By being exposed – especially if given multiple ways of approaching the material (reading, listening, viewing, manipulation/experimentation) – prior to introduction in the classroom, the student creates an awareness to a base of information from vocabulary to knowledge of what is difficult to understand that can be used as an entry into the classroom activities. This makes the student a better educated participant in the classroom activities.
Hands-on or ‘learn doing’ can involve both kinesthetic and inquiry-based learning. Students may be able to control pacing and iterations with an activity and form more concrete understandings of the involved concepts.