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Research Topic – Active Learning:
Theoretical Perspectives, Empirical Studies and Design Profiles
This Research Topic was launched to engage a broad audience of educational researchers and practitioners as an online knowledge community whose goal is to understand active learning designs. In doing so, it allows for an ongoing discussion of active learning, with the aim of supporting a growing community of researchers and practitioners, and aggregating compelling illustrations.
Through the articles published under this Topic we gain a better understanding of questions such as:
Why might active learning pedagogies be effective?
What aspects of student and teacher interactions are responsible for their efficacy?
What are important principles underlying effective curricular designs?
What are the most compelling applications of media and technology?
What are the best practices for classroom or online enactment?
How does active learning vary across disciplines and student age levels (elementary, secondary and undergraduate education)?
Check out these articles…
The first call for manuscripts has resulted in 12 published articles, representing 44 authors and over 25 reviewers from our international community. See below for links to the full articles.
MONSTER SCIENCE: The Chemistry and Physics of Movie Monsters In this two-part course, Dawson College instructors Chris Whittaker (Physics) and Yann Brouillette (Chemistry) present a double-feature investigation and fact-testing of the monsters we love to hate (and sometimes just love).
The other day, Sophie Poudrier from APOP was helping me record a little webinar about our college’s new low-tech active learning classroom (ALC). I organised the talk around a series of questions Aurélie Finck, a Pedagogical Engineer in charge of designing physical learning spaces at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne in France, had asked me a few weeks before. Here is…
Recently, I read an article from the Profweb website where one of my colleagues, Luc Tremblay of Mérici College, presented the course notes he wrote in recent years. The tremendous work he did and the comments he made in his article made me think of a few things I would like to share with you. Universal design for Learning (UDL)…