G. Nagalakshmi  R. Priyadarshini 
 HOD,  Asst Prof
Siddartha Institute of Science and Technology, Puttur
The application of innovative teaching and learning methods is critical if we are to motivate and engender a spirit of learning as well as enthusiasm on the part of students, for learning while at universities and indeed for lifelong learning. The role of education is to ensure that while academic staffs do teach, what is taught should also be intelligible to students emanating from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and that they rapidly become familiar with the expected standards. Education institution should encourage students to become active …show more content…
Active learning techniques improve the ratio of learners from the traditional method. Numerous studies have shown evidence to support active learning, given adequate prior instruction. The argument is "when active learning exercises should be used during instruction?" Numerous studies have shown that introducing active learning activities (such as class discussion, learning cells, short written exercise group discussion, simulations, games, contrasting cases, labs,..) before, rather than after lectures or readings, results in deeper learning, understanding, and transfer.
In “Does Active Learning Work? A Review of the Research,” Prince (2004) found that “there is broad but uneven support for the core elements of active, collaborative, cooperative and problem-based learning” in engineering …show more content…
What is required is student centred conceptual orientation via the acquisition of problem-solving skills rather than an overloading of students with only information. Self-learning in Higher Education is critical in understanding similarities and differences in liberal learning and classroom learning (Tousanides and Antoniadou, 2008) as it improves both interpersonal as well as group skills and also builds knowledge
Innovative methods of teaching
1) A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.
Mind maps can be drawn by hand, either as "rough notes" during a lecture, meeting or planning session, for example, or as higher quality pictures when more time is available.
Mind maps are considered to be a type of spider diagram. For creating mind maps:
1. Start in the center with an image of the topic, using at least 3