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Reference framework for active learning in higher education

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Naithani, Pranav

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Abstract The work presented in this paper traces the history of active learning and further utilizes the available literature to define meaning and importance of active learning in higher education. The study highlights common practical problems faced by students and instructors in implementing active learning in higher education and further identifies a set of individual prac-tices being used worldwide to overcome the obstacles. Expectations and responsibilities of stu-dents and instructors are also specified to enhance the efficiency of active learning environment. The paper also traces the importance of student and instructor rapport for a successful learning environment.
Keywords university level of education; learning environment; knowledge acquisition; problem solving; cooperative learning; university teacher; professionalization; syllabus; theory-practice
Classification University Education
Free Keywords active learning; problem based learning
Collection Title Higher education in the twenty-first century: issues and challenges
Editor Al-Hawaj, Abdulla Y.; Elali, Wajeeh; Twizell, E. H.
Conference International Conference on Higher Education in the 21st Century. Manama, Bahrain, 2007
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Publisher Taylor & Francis
City London
Page/Pages p. 113-120
ISBN 978-0-203-88577-2
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial