The term active learning (active learning) are defined all the teaching methodologies that are based on learning by doing (learning by doing).
As early as 1991 Charles C. Bonwell and James A. Eison (Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom), they experimented with this approach to education, ensuring that students learn best when actively involved in the lesson, through the discussion of work materials, engaging in role play, case studies, short written exercises, etc., that allow the acquisition of a greater understanding of each new information and skills.
The active learning consists in the constant construction of new knowledge, creates a learning environment that insists on the strengthening of higher order thinking skills, exploration and creates bridges between raw data and the real-world problems. It requires students to participate actively and continuously in their learning path, giving him the opportunity to create knowledge with social negotiation. Continue reading