Active Learning is the Best

What’s the point in learning, if it’s not applied?

Active learning should transform participants from passive listeners to active participants and helps them understand the subject through inquiry, gathering and analyzing data to solving higher order cognitive problems.

There is a proven framework that turns learning into action by tapping into the scientific principles of active learning:

  1. Purposive: the relevance of the task to the participants' concerns.
  2. Reflective: participants' reflection on the meaning of what is learned.
  3. Negotiated: negotiation of goals and methods of learning between facilitator & learners.
  4. Critical: participants appreciate different ways and means of learning the content.
  5. Complex: participants compare learning tasks with complexities existing in real life and making reflective analysis.
  6. Situation-driven: the need of the situation is considered in order to establish learning tasks.
  7. Engaged: real life tasks are reflected in the activities conducted for learning.