The Art of Teaching: Oct 19 - Nov 6, 2009

ACTIVE LEARNING Fun VS Substantive learning

ACTIVE LEARNING Fun VS Substantive learning

by neil SMITH -
Number of replies: 2
What instructional systems can we put in place to ensure that the "active learning" in our classes moves beyond FUN - "edutainment" as Glen coined it - to substantive learning?
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Re: ACTIVE LEARNING Fun VS Substantive learning

by Deirdre Bonnycastle -
The activity has to be linked to the objective and if that link isn't clear then students need a debriefing session to help them make the link. I've been collecting active learning ideas for several years and am a big advocate for game based learning.
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Re: ACTIVE LEARNING Fun VS Substantive learning

by Sylvia Riessner -

Deirdre collected and shared many examples of substantive learning through the application (implementation?) of active learning strategies in her Active Learning Blog Carnival which she sadly closed down this summer.

I found the site very informative and inspiring and am glad that Deirdre will continue to share through her blog http://activelearningcarnival.blogspot.com/ and through her Delicious links http://delicious.com/active_learning.

Thanks Deirdre!

Sylvia