Content and outcomes
Active learning implies engagement per design, promoting cognitive processes that
makes learning more effective and engaging for all participants. It also has an impact on the joy of learning, student agency and the development of transferable skills. In essence, active learning engages your students in deep thought about the subject of the course, rather focusing on being consumers or recipients of information. This course takes a very hands-on approach to investigating and exploring active learning strategies together.
- Theoretical perspectives and general ideas
- AAC-cycle: Anticipation, Action, Reflection
- Bloom’s taxonomy and other ways of describing actions clearly
- Consolidating and internalising knowledge
- Creating opportunities for students to act, interact and react, contributing to the development of student agency and co-agency
- Encouraging collaboration, co-creation and participatory culture
- Formative assessment, rich feedback and positive reinforcement
- Making predictions, designing outcomes, modelling tasks
- Scaffolding and Zone of Proximal Development
- Specific strategies, methods and techniques
- Experiments and experiences with active learning
- Formative assessment functions in LMS systems
- Peer based learning strategies and successful group work
- Active learning in online teaching and blended learning
Horizontal aims for Educate courses
The horizontal aims are to empower and enable teachers to solve problems in pedagogical environments, promote and participate in peer learning and co-creation, and expand their pedagogical repertoire to facilitate lifelong learning.
Materials and inspiration
Materials connected to the course will be published in connection with the first course session.