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:
The practice of active learning techniques in the classroom is critical because of the remarkable impact on the student’s learning.
The idea of global competence articulates the knowledge and skills students need in the 21st century. Globally competent students have the knowledge and skills to:
Aware, curious, and interested in learning about the world and how it works, Globally competent students can effectively communicate, verbally and non-verbally, with diverse audiences.
Globally competent students have the skills and knowledge to not just learn about the world, but also to make a difference in the world.