“Three Thoughts on Active Learning and Self-Teaching”

Some students are reluctant to embrace active learning methods, Robert Talbert notes, but it’s important to combat misperceptions they might have about them.

He reminds educators that:

  1. learning is a process, not an action performed onto someone;
  2. the absence of lecturing is not the same as having to teach oneself; and
  3. the skill of self-teaching is essential and needs to be developed