Recognize PerspectivesGlobally competent students recognize that they have a particular perspective.
In today’s society, for current and future teachers, an active learning approach to teaching is essential for students’ success in the classroom. In Presidency, we value ‘every student matters’. Learning that contains student-based inquiry versus teacher-based inquiry allows the students to develop their own understanding of the content with little facilitation from the teacher.
Active learning refers to a method of learning where active student participation is encouraged through interactive and practical exercises. Research studies indicate that teachers typically dominate classroom conversation, consuming nearly 70% of classroom time. This happens even though other research studies have shown that student learning correlates with the quality and quantity of student involvement.
We believe, instead of students listening to lecture over large amounts of time, active learning:
- allows students immediate feedback from their teacher
- engages students in activities (reading, discussing with peers and writing)
- builds self-directed learning skills
- teaches problem-solving and critical thinking skills
- develops student’s own inquiry and heightens interest in the material which tends to improve their motivation
- engages students with other peers
The practice of active learning techniques in the classroom is critical because of the remarkable impact on the student’s learning.