Rich environments for active learning: A definition

Grabinger, R. Scott and Dunlap, Joanna (1995) Rich environments for active learning: A definition. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 3 (2). pp. 5-34. ISSN 0968-7769

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Rich Environments for Active Learning, or REALs, are comprehensive instructional systems that evolve from and are consistent with constructivist philosophies and theories. To embody a constructivist view of learning, REALs: promote study and investigation within authentic contexts;encourage the growth of student responsibility, initiative, decision making, and intentional learning;cultivate collaboration among students and teachers;utilize dynamic, interdisciplinary, generative learning activities that promote higher‐order thinking processes to help students develop rich and complex knowledge structures; andassess student progress in content and learning‐to‐learn within authentic contexts using realistic tasks and performances.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Divisions: ALT-J Journal
Depositing User: Justin Smith
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 09:51
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 08:49

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