When we think back to our time in school, the teachers who stick out are the ones who actively engaged us in our learning. New research suggests that those teachers are the minority, but they don’t have to be.

Active learning. Also called hands-on, problem-based, experiential, or student-driven learning—this method is helping students strengthen their abilities to make observations, collect, analyze and synthesize information, and draw conclusions using problem-solving skills. In addition to building skills, research shows that inquiry-based instruction generates the “interest and excitement” needed to set students up for a lifetime of curiosity and self-driven learning, the hallmarks of success in the new economy. Whatever you call it, this kind of learning emphasizes the students’ central role in education and sets them up to drive their own development through exploration of real-world challenges and problems.

Click here to read the full story by Talia Milgrom-Elcott in Forbes Magazine (October 23, 2018)

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