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Active Learning Methodologies

Active learning methodologies can empower pupils enabling them to develop their personal capabilities and thinking skills.  This approach enables pupils to gain a deeper understanding of their subject by actively engaging students in their learning.

Watch teachers from St Dominic's Grammar School use Active learning methodologies to enhance their pupils learning experience.

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Key points from the video

  • Some subjects, such as geography and citizenship, particularly lend themselves to Active Learning Methodologies.
  • The chosen methodology must have an explicit learning objective.
  • Creates a pupil driven learning experience.
  • Can provide a meaningful context for difficult to understand topics.
  • Start small with a warm-up activity or a recap activity.
  • In practice you have to make time for the methodology and the benefits tend to be long term.

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