Do you know the difference between active learning and “hands-on” learning? Giving youth materials is just the beginning. This interactive workshop introduces the “ingredients” of active learning, explains the role that active learning plays in the experiential learning cycle, and helps participants create more powerful learning opportunities for youth.
What is Active Learning?
Active Learning occurs when young people process, rather than passively receive information. Adults can promote Active Learning by providing content that is challenging, meaningful, and focused on skill-building, and by providing strong support for youth as they learn.
Why is Active Learning important?
It’s common sense that Active Learning works but research supports this as well. Studies on how the brain works have demonstrated that when all five senses are engaged, people are better able to learn. Learning comes with engagement and engagement comes when youth can conduct, participate, and create.
- Have opportunities to experience active learning first hand.
- Gain experience building the six principles of active learning into their programs.
All Youth Development Practitioners
Workshop Title: Active Learning
Friday September 1, 2017
Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM (3 hrs)
Location: Conference Center 1801 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD, 20852
Facilitator: Jana Sharp, Sharp Insight LLC