I’ve been in my new job for 5 months – Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning and Senior Advisor for Learning Initiatives at UBC Okanagan. Like everyone new to a campus, I’m learning how things work, who does what, where things are, and that will continue.…
Every learner needs to build new concepts into their own pre-existing knowledge. That’s the constructivist model for teaching and learning and ultimately, I believe, the rationale and justification for active learning. Like I said on Twitter a few weeks ago,
“Active learning” means *every* student has opps to practice expert-like behaviors, not just select few who raise hands or voices.
In math, it’s called the transitive property:
If A=B and B=C, then A=C.
And it jumped off my iPhone screen this morning while I was reading my morning stream of tweets on Twitter.