Many teachers think that students learn while listening to their explanations in the classroom. Students may store the new information for a short time, but this information will not be stored in the long-term memory until they do something with it. Within this context, active learning is encouraged.
Active learning occurs when the teacher uses activities that involve students in doing things and thinking about what they are doing.
During active learning, students do more than just listen: They read, write, discuss, or be engaged in solving problems or most importantly, in such higher-order thinking tasks as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
If I may accept lecturing in teaching some times, I always think it must be accompanied by some kind of active learning activities so that students might not be passive listeners but actively involved in the learning process.
As a teacher, if you want your students to go beyond just hearing to mastery of learning and achieving the learning objectives as a result, you must think seriously of achieving mastery of teaching.
You will not achieve mastery of teaching unless you achieve proficiency in the following three things:
- Having positive expectations for success.
- Managing the classroom effectively.
- Designing the lessons for students to master learning.
Although achieving student mastery of learning is a challenge for each teacher, it must be the end which all teachers should try their best to reach.
Student mastery of learning can occur only when teachers become aware of how to get their students involved and engaged (become active) in the learning process.
That’s why I have released my latest eBook: Getting Students Engaged in EFL Classes: +111 Active Learning Activities to Make Lessons Engaging and Increase Students Participation.
It is the resource that all teachers need to have because it shows you:
- The benefits of active learning.
- How to implement and incorporate active learning in EFL classes.
- Basic active learning activities: Individual, Pair, Group and Visual Activities.
- 111 practical active learning activities for students to do in the classroom.
By getting this eBook, you will realize that you finally found the practicality you need to succeed in the classroom, and you will notice your shift from traditional teaching to the active one that will activate learners and facilitate their learning.
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