Creating Active Learning Environments
DEFINITION: "Students that are engaged in more activities than just listening. They are involved in dialog, debate, writing, and problem solving as well as higher order thinking, e.g. analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and creating” - Bonwell and Eison, 1991
Below are resources that can help create a more learner-centered, active learning environment where students engage actively with the content, other students and the instructor to create deeper meaning for themselves and develop critical skills along the way.
Active Learning Strategies
Shannon Arnold, assistant professor, Department of Agricultural and Technology Education, College of Agriculture, Montana State University. (7 min)
Interview with a Passive Online Learner
Hear a conversation between a reluctant online participant and her instructor, whose actions helped to encourage her involvement in the course. (8 min)
Created by John Graves, Master of Science in Science Education, Montana State University.