There are many strategies for promoting active learning among your students. These include:
- Providing hands-on activities for students
- Guiding through questioning
- Facilitating group work
One way to move beyond the teacher-centered model is to give your students some hands-on experience with new concepts and ideas.
The advantages are twofold: Students are able to "discover" information on their own, giving them more ownership of the ideas than if they had been told. In addition, new material is generally better received and understood if students can relate it to their own experiences. Often these experiences are incorporated with information delivered through lectures.