Active Learning Strategies Analysis

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Active learning strategies consist of a large and different variety of activities that share the common factors of involving students in thinking about the knowledge and information they are doing (Bonwell & Eison 1991). These strategies are used to engage students in critical thinking, communication with peers, expressing ideas, exploring their own attitudes and values, giving and receiving feedback, and reflecting on the learning process. These strategies are done with the students inside or outside the class, completed by working as individuals or in groups, and can be done with or without the use of technology. When the instructors use active learning strategies, they will typically spend more time in helping students developing their…show more content…
In my grade3 class, I use the Pair-Share and the Close Reading strategies, I read about these strategies before, and now I am applying them in my class. The Pair-Share Strategy is one of the ways that let students talk about an issue or topic in class is to use the “think/write pair–share” method. (Lyman, 1992). In this strategy, I present a problem in the class and then give students 30 seconds to one minute to think about or write out their response. Then, the students pair up and explain their responses to one another for 3 to 5 minutes. Finally, the results are discussed, this technique takes only about 4 to 6 minutes of class time, and it could be done once in each class session. This strategy has worked successfully in my English class, where I introduced a topic about “Community Service” I asked my students to think about the role of community service work then I asked them individually about their decision and choices about doing a community service work. The class was asked to do community service work and students who changed their ideas and thoughts about it are asked why they did so. The Close Reading Strategy improves reading comprehension and provides engagement in the subject (Bass & Linkon, 2009). In class, I model how to read and interpret a passage while the students follow in their books. After that, some students may be called individually to read aloud and interpret similar selections. After reading passages of a story, students will be divided into groups of three or two and be asked to talk about and decide what the selection means, and then paraphrasing it in their own words. I will ask the groups to give their interpretations and analysis before providing my analysis. This technique worked well with grade 3 students, where they had to do this strategy every time we start a new reading
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