Talk:Active learning

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Active learning page.

Collaboration of the ...[edit source]

Could this be the Wikiversity:Collaboration of the Week or Wikiversity:Collaboration of the Month? Do we need to collaborate? --CQ 01:42, 31 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure it could be if people want to. I'd like to set some ground rules for this learning project though.
  1. I don't want this learning project to turn into a comparison of different learning styles. I think Ways people learn would be a good place to compare active and passive learning and other learning styles.
  2. I want this learning project to use active voice as much as possible.
  3. I want questions related to active learning to be included throughout the learning project to encourage actively thinking and actively participating in learning about active learning.
  4. I want this learning project to inspire people to participate in active exercises, in active education, in active learning, in active teaching, and basically do things.
-- darklama  12:45, 31 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I for one certainly wouldn't mind more "activity" here. The Jade Knight (d'viser) 15:55, 31 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ways of learning: I guess my transclusion experiment could look a little better, but I learned a lot from just experimenting. Maybe the MediaWiki Project could be an example? --CQ 16:19, 31 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suggest creating Category:Active learning and categorizing all active learning projects into that category. -- darklama  16:59, 31 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe integrate/work with Category:Learning activities? -- Jtneill - Talk - c 22:53, 31 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think a subset of learning activities could possibly involve active learning. I think reading a book or watching a video would likely be classified as passive learning. Both require about the same level of engagement as listening to a teacher's lecture. -- darklama  23:14, 31 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Related to this, you may be interested in a previous critique I've made about attempts to create a scale of experientiality/activeness: -- Jtneill - Talk - c 04:53, 1 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks interesting. I think such a scale might be useful for someone studying the effectiveness of various learning models though. I think how much experience you gain or how active you are is not really the focus of active learning itself. I think reading could be part of active learning for a person whose goal is to learn to read and to develop reading skills. Reading is part of the direct action that person is taking to learn to read and develop reading skills. The person is doing something to learn how to read, and is taking responsibility for learning how to read. While being active and doing activities do indeed mean your doing something there are is still a difference being doing something because you were told to, and doing something with purpose and understand what that purpose is, you have to be self-motivated really. -- darklama  13:29, 1 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]