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Active Learning

Active learning is a process in which students engage in higher-order thinking tasks such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning. Active learning strategies require students to be participatory, and maximize student involvement in order to increase knowledge comprehension and retention.

Examples of active learning techniques are:

In-class writing exercise
Think-Pair-Share
Small group discussion
Student-led review sessions ("learning by teaching")
Case studies analysis
Concept mapping
In-class role playing or simulating
Interviewing
Student generated exam questions