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From Passive To Active Learning

Inattentive, unfocused minds in classrooms are nothing new. The mindset needs to shift from how well teachers teach to how well students learn to address this problem

Jamshed Bharucha

Consider a typical university class. Students drift into the classroom. Some gravitate to the front of the class, some wander towards the back, and some do not attend. The professor lectures for 45 minutes, taking a few questions. The class is adjourned and students move to their next class. This daily pattern repeats itself until a few weeks or days before the exam when the students try to mug up everything. This is passive learning because students sit and receive information with little active engagement.

WHAT’S WRONG HERE?

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August 19, 2019

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