Learning Episode 3: Student Engagement
Active student engagement means advocating active learning in class. It involves all students in activities that help them understand content better by working with and reflecting on it. With active learning, students move from passive recipients of information to active participants actively engaged with new information. As an approach to teaching, active learning involves enthusiastically engaging students with course materials through discussions, problem solving, case studies, and role plays. Although active learning places more responsibility on the learner than passive methods like lectures, teachers’ guidance is still vital.