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An Overview of Active Learning Techniques

Affiliations

  • Department of Information Technology, VidyaJyothi Institute of Technology, Aziz Nagar Gate, C.B Post, Hyderabad, India
  • Civil Engineering Department, Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Aziz Nagar Gate, C.B Post, Hyderabad, India
  • Capgemini India Private Limited, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India

Abstract


Active learning concept itself is multi fold, also a student centric approach in which the responsibility of learning is placed upon the student with collaboration of their classmates. In active learning, teachers acts as facilitators rather than one way suppliers of information.The presentation of facts so often introduced through straight lecture, however in Active Learning it is deemphasized in the favour of students through discussions, problem solving concepts, cooperative learning, and writing exercises. In this paper we have tried to describe various Active Learning Techniques available along with their descriptions, procedures and rubrics so that it would help the Instructor to emphasize the importance of particular subjects. From student's perspective, active learning techniques would unknowingly make them learn teamwork, effective communication, social skills, prioritization of work, practical approach towards theory, and time management.

Keywords

Active Learning, Rubrics.

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