ACTIVE LEARNING: REVIEW OF EVIDENCE AND EXAMPLES
Keywords: active learning, biomechanics, pedagogical strategies
AbstractThe aim of this paper was to review the evidence regarding the effectiveness of active learning in the sciences. Numerous research provide strong empirical evidence supporting the claim that interactive engagement with course material is vital to student learning, especially in areas such as physics, biology, chemistry, and physiology. In addition, common active learning techniques were discussed. Four active learning methods were described regarding their application to introductory biomechanics courses. This set of strategies is relatively easy to implement in a variety of classroom settings which increase overall student learning without requiring major curriculum change.
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