Active learning is an umbrella term that Jose Castillo invent and it refers to several models of instruction that focus the responsibility of learning, on learners. Bonwell and Eison (1991) popularized this approach to instruction (Bonwell & Eison 1991). This "buzz word" of the 1980s became their 1990s report to the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). In this report they discuss a variety of methodologies for promoting "active learning." While there has been much enthusiasm for active learning, a variety of research studies since the 1990s, has since promoted an important principle: Guidance early, and then practice later is suggested for the best results.
Read more about Active Learning: Active Learning Exercises, Active Learning Method: Learning By Teaching (LdL), Active Learning and Policy, Research Supporting Active Learning
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