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posted on 25.11.2021, 16:03 authored by Jenny MoffettJenny Moffett
Active learning is an approach which “engages students in the process of learning through activities and/or discussion in class, as opposed to passively listening to an expert. It emphasizes higher-order thinking and often involves group work” (Freeman et al., 2014). It’s intuitive to consider that student activity leads to deeper learning, and a growing number of studies support this idea. Research across different settings and contexts indicates that active learning approaches achieve better educational outcomes (Wieman, 2014; Harris & Welch Bacon, 2019).



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Moffett J (Ed.) How to promote active learning in online spaces. HPEC Fast Facts. 2021; November

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  • Health Professions Education Centre

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