Active Learning Essay

Submitted By kimber40
Words: 296
Pages: 2

Active learning that involves choice and actions by the learner is pleasurable and effective for developing concepts and applications (Zull, 2002, p. 63). I instantly thought of today’s generation and what is involved in their learning. I thought of the SMART Boards that are used in classrooms, the blogging which is used instead of journaling, the computers, the video games.
Students today seek out learning that involves choice and their choice helps them to be engaged in active learning. The students of today are almost “programmed” to seek out instant gratification when seeking out answers. In some ways, I feel that this is very unfortunate, but in other ways I feel it is a huge advantage. When students make the choice to be actively engaged in their learning, they use different means of technology to find the answers to questions and to help them ultimately gain a means to an understanding. Zull (2002) states, “This type of learning gives an understanding of the big picture and the relationships in a topic” (p. 63). Active learning allows students to make choices with their learning therefore making it pleasurable. Students in this “millennium generation” are tuned into a hands-on and technological approach to learning which fully engages them and allows them to develop concepts through choice.
Zull (2002) states, “This type of learning gives an understanding of the big picture and the relationships in a topic” (p. 63). Active learning allows students to make choices…