Active Learning and Listening
Active Learning encompasses a host of habits that are connected to independently engaging your surroundings including but not limited to listening; observing; taking risks (going above and beyond); engaging others; volunteering; shadowing; reading; attending seminars; researching; professional associations; etc. Essentially active learning is centered on you and not on anyone else including your teachers or professors. It is acknowledgement that you own your own learning and most importantly, it is driven by passion that will continue to grow the more active you become.
Project Based Learning shares information on how to use creative, innovative, effective, and enjoyable ways to learn! The Resources section provides information to read, watch, interact and implement PBL.
- The Project Approach illustrates the creation of educational opportunities for children to experience in-depth understanding of complex issues, including making choices and decisions, while fostering positive self esteem and a sense of purpose!
- iEARN Collaborative Centre "Learn with with world, not just about it!"
- Service Learning: National Service Knowledge Network outlines how to implement meaningful learning experiences while fostering positive attitudes and meeting community needs!
- Active Listening: Hear What People are Really Saying (Mind Tools) provides key elements of becoming an active listener!
Signs of Active Listening identifies the elements involved to enhance active listening skills!
- U.S. Department of State provides rules for active listening