Classroom activities for active learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill promotes a variety of tested pedagogical skill sets. Among these is "active learning." Evidence from research suggests that active involvement in the learning process is vitally important for the mastery of skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. There are a variety of techniques that instructors can use to promote active learning in their classrooms. These include: questioning techniques, small group exercises, reading and writing exercises, and projects that require whole-class involvement. This issue of "For Your Consideration" (FYC) discusses these techniques in detail and offers advice for implementing them across the curriculum.
Keywords: FYC, active learning, classroom activities, questioning techniques, small group activities, reading and writing exercises
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning
Scope: Global
Resource Type: Publications
Entry Date: March 26, 2002