Active Learning is a multi-directional learning experience
in which learning occurs teacher-to-student, student-to-teacher,
Active Learning involves activity-based learning experiences:
input, process, and output. These activity-based experiences
take many shapes whole class involvement, teams, small groups,
trios, pairs, individuals.
Activity-based experiences take many forms talking, writing,
reading, discussing, debating, acting, role-playing, journaling,
conferring, interviewing, building, creating, and the list
Considering all shapes and forms of activity-based experiences,
Active Learning is accomplished through innumerable strategies.
In his book,
Mel Silberman presents 101 concrete strategies with variations
on each. This web site demonstrates a few Active Learning
strategies to help you get started and stimulate your thinking
about creating your own strategies that work for you, your
students, your course content.