Active Learning and the Measurement of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
From Adam Cohen
Active learning modalities of teaching are instructional undertakings involving students participating in an engaged manner in their education. Approaches that promote active learning focus more on developing students’ skills instead of transmitting information through a traditional didactic lecture setup which can be relatively, a more passive level of participation for the student. Active learning sessions require students to indulge actively (read, discuss, write, analyze) that requires higher-order and critical thinking, and emphasis is placed on the students’ explorations of their own attitudes and values. This presentation explores the different modalities which practice an active learning format, insights into the facilitation of these sessions and measurement of student outcomes of these sessions.
1. Identify and understand the different types of modalities in an active learning format.
2. Describe the different aspects of facilitating active learning sessions.
3. Discuss the measurement of student outcomes in different types of active learning sessions