Active learning is a crucial approach to education that places learners at the center of their own learning experience. By actively engaging in instructional activities and reflecting on their actions, learners gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter. This approach emphasizes the importance of inclusion and adaptability, as trainers must cater to the diverse needs of learners. Through the use of various methods and tools, active learning leverages different learning styles, moments, and dimensions, ensuring that individuals can effectively absorb and retain knowledge.
By combining theoretical study with practical application, active learning transforms abstract concepts into tangible experiences, highlighting the diversity of learning styles, cultures, languages, abilities, and gender. Facilitating active learning goes beyond simply imparting knowledge; it involves creating an environment that promotes communication, creativity, and constructive collaboration. Trainers play a vital role in guiding groups and fostering a positive climate where learners feel encouraged to express themselves.
Recognizing the significance of active learning, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the International Labour Organisation Training Centre (ITCILO) are now organising a pedagogical workshop on Active Learning in ICTILO in Turin, Italy, from 17 to 19 October 2023.
- What is active learning?
- How can we activate learners through multisensory learning environments?
- How to define action-oriented objectives that support active learning processes?
- What does participatory facilitation mean and which techniques are available?
- What is the difference between assessment and evaluation? and what are the different evaluation levels?
- What is a session plan and how can it help me design and deliver an active learning session
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