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Do you want students to solve problems? Make evaluative decisions? Create new approaches? Choose an Active Learning strategy from this section.

Active Learning strategies presented in this section illustrate problem solving, evaluation, and creative development. In reference to a learning taxonomy, these activities employ the highest levels of thinking or cognitive processing.


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Team Choice - a variation of Mel Silberman's "Billboard Ranking" strategy (Silberman p 135)

Cognitive processing: problem solving, synthesis

Overview: Student groups apply concepts or procedures learned earlier in class to solve a new kind of problem that involves making a choice of better/best among the options that are available.


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