Student Centred Learning
Aug,25 / 2017
Active Learning is making students involved in learning process. If we make them think, talk, move or emotionally involved in our class we can definitely make the topic to be remembered by them for long time.
According to research students remember 80-90% of things only by doing that. So, if we make them involve in our class projects as a groups they tend to remember the concept easily and their higher order thinking skills will gets enhanced.
Students and their learning needs are at the center of active learning. There are many teaching strategies that can be employed to actively engage students in the learning process, including group discussions, problem solving, case studies, role plays, journal writing, and structured learning groups. The benefits to using such activities are many, including improved critical thinking skills, increased retention and transfer of new information, increased motivation, and improved interpersonal skills.
Become familiar with a few active learning techniques. Some that are easier to implement are the “one minute paper,” and “think-pair-share” and “jigsaw. We can choose one or two techniques and modify them so that they address learning goals in your class.
Implementing this new teaching technique can be a daunting or challenging task. The first step is to Start small. Choose one simple technique to try in one class. Then, Think about how you will facilitate the process each step of the way. How will you introduce the activity? Do you need to provide visual aids with directions? How much time will you give students? How will you debrief? Smaller groups may be easier to manage than larger ones. Then Consider the logistics of getting a large group of students back on track after an activity. By this way we can definitely create an invigorating atmosphere in the class which will be conducive and beneficial for the students.