“A cursory review of what’s considered to be active learning, makes one feature clear: it engages students individually and collectively to different degrees.”
Active learning definitely engages learners. I agree with the article, more exploration is needed. It can be active but how do we make it stick? There’s no question that an experience (“active”) is more likely to be remembered, but they need to use new learning in context – in their own context – for it to work with adults. Adults need to tether new knowledge to what they already know (Knowles) so perhaps active learning means something different for non-traditional learners.
Good article from Faculty Focus worth reading as always!