Active Learning

‘Active Learning’ is a constructive classroom approach which recognizes that learners are active in their learning process. They build their knowledge and responses based on the learning opportunities provided by their teacher. This whitepaper by Cambridge Assessment International Education, discusses the theory behind active learning, its benefits, and the challenges/criticisms associated with the approach. It also covers practical tips on how schools can best employ active learning.


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  1. In traditional schools, the focus of teaching and learning was centered around the teacher, which made it difficult for students to participate in active learning. As a result, students were not able to fully engage with the material and develop critical thinking skills, as the teacher was the primary source of information and decision-making. This approach to education often limited students’ ability to interact with their peers, ask questions, and explore topics in depth, which hindered their overall learning experience.

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