Enhancing Academic Achievement by Identifying and Minimizing the Impediments To Active Learning
ROBERT A. PETERS
PAQ, Vol. 35 No. 4, (2011)
Although active learning strategies are the most effective means for promoting deep learning and understanding, implementation is impeded by student and faculty preferences for stimulus-response learning. The paper therefore identifies the bases for the preferences and strategies for counteracting them. The implementation of these strategies and active learning requires a greater amount of time to address course materials than is the case for stimulus-response learning. The paper therefore discusses several approaches for de-cluttering courses and MPA curriculum along with interweaving the remaining elements in a manner that fosters understanding and lifelong learning.
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