Rationale for Active Teaching and Learning

Teachers often rely on the traditional teacher-centered education styles where they are viewed as the information provider while learners simply listen, memorise and take notes. This approach has proven to limit the skills and knowledge development of learners. Research shows that active teaching and learning fosters understanding, memorisation and problem-solving abilities (mental cognitive processes) and helps to canalise emotions, motivation, and interpersonal relationships (psychological factors).

With active teaching and learning, learning systems shift focus from the teacher to the learner and foster independent reasoning, problem solving and critical thinking. Learners become more likely to retain a higher percentage of knowledge and skills because they engage with different types of study materials, participate in and out of the classroom and exchange information with their peers.

Watch the video below and learn more about what learners and teachers experience while integrating active teaching and learning in their classrooms. 



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