All you need to know about active learning

RBK International School | 13th October, 2016 Back to Blog

Active learning is a method where students engage with the learning material, participate in the class, and collaborate with each other. Here, students are doing more than simply listening; the basic aim is skills-development rather than just conveying information.

Active learning includes a variety of teaching methods such as small group discussion, cooperative learning, role playing, hands-on projects, and teacher driven questioning. This method of learning techniques can be integrated into a lecture or any other classroom setting. Even large classrooms can involve learning activities beyond the traditional lecture format.

Popularity of active learning in schools

Active learning has gained popularity in the recent years. In many schools throughout the world, active learning is seen as a positive approach towards learning. It’s an appropriate way for children and young people to develop vital skills and knowledge.

RBKIS is one such IGCSE Schools in Bhayandar that incorporates active learning strategies. They get students engaged in various researches, reports, games, projects and other activities, and make learning, as a stress free and delightful process.

The reason why RBKIS is one of the best schools in Mumbai is because the school believes that education is all about training the mind to think and not just learning of facts. The school believes in imparting quality education to students through modern techniques, technology, and expert guidance of well trained and experienced teachers in international forte.

Benefits of active learning

Promoting active learning in schools has many benefits as below:

Students becomes responsible

When you encourage students to actively participate in the learning environment, they take more responsibility for their performance in the course. Similarly, when they have an opportunity to make decisions about what they learn and how they use that knowledge, students see a course as more valuable and more directly related to their goals.

An opportunity to provide personal insight

Research shows that active learning seeks to engage a greater range of students in effective learning. It promotes critical thinking, reflective skills, problem-solving abilities, and creates a positive attitude towards learning in comparison to traditional lecture-based delivery.

Students not only have an opportunity to provide personal insights to the task given, but also get a chance to experiment with ideas, to develop concepts, and to integrate concepts into systems.

Promotes high level of social development

Students who work together on active learning tasks learn to work with other people of different backgrounds and attitudes. Moreover, it creates a sense of community in the classroom through increased student-student and instructor-student interaction.

Improves concentration

Promoting active learning in lectures is very beneficial in student learning. The drop-off in concentration can be limited by using a different approach to learning each 15 minutes (which means changing the way students are engaged, rather than changing topics).

Increases enthusiasm for learning

Active learning increases enthusiasm in students. It makes them cheerful and encourages them to attend school regularly. This in all improves the attendance in the school.