Active Learning - Research Supporting Active Learning

Research Supporting Active Learning

One study has shown evidence to support active learning. Bonwell and Eison (1991) state that active learning strategies are comparable to lectures for achieving content mastery, but superior to lectures for developing thinking and writing skills.

According to another study by Armstrong (1983), students who receive a formal education learn better when they are actively engaged in the learning process as opposed to those who do not partake in the learning process. In addition to that, Armstrong (2012) provided some examples of active tasks as writing papers, problem-based projects, and experiential exercises (e.g., role-playing).

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