Reflection on the Active Learning webinar
On May 11, at 17:00, the UKROTHE project team had the opportunity to attend the Active Learning webinar, which is part of the Erasmus + program, hosted by Joaquim Faias Prof. Adjunto in zoom conference format.
In the introductory part of the webinar we considered why it is necessary to use active forms of learning? First of all, the appropriate forms of learning stimulate the cognitive activity of future professionals, they are based on dialogue, provide a free exchange of views on ways to solve a problem, are characterized by a high level of student activity. They also received very valuable links, where you can read more general information about active forms of learning and watched a video explaining the features and the need to use active forms of learning.
Prof. Joaquim Faias Adjunto prepared some questions on the topic of the webinar, which it used to conduct a dialogue with the participants of the webinar "Active Learning". We considered the definition of active forms of learning by different authors, which read as follows: "Everything that involves students to perform activities and encourages them to think about the activities they do", ”namely to take notes, not just listen and view the material", "opportunity for students to display, evaluate, analyze, synthesize and communicate".
It should be noted that we have noted the main aspects of active forms of learning, which must be used and composed among themselves by the teacher during the educational activities of students for better learning. Thanks to the very interesting information received from Joaquim Faias Prof. Adjunto we compiled a list of activities in active learning that we could apply to a large audience; performed an exercise to conduct T-analysis.
At the webinar, we analyzed the phases of implementation of active forms of learning techniques, considered the myths about the introduction of active forms of learning and received three tips on the use of appropriate forms of learning in practice. Prof. Joaquim Faias Adjunto described active learning activities that can be used in large groups: post-it parade, debates, snowball, fishbowl, quescussion, index card pass, think-pair-share, buzz groups, minute-paper reflections, kahoot. The measures of active forms of learning, which are used in small groups, were also considered: case studies, round table, peer review, complete turn taking, think aloud, “respond, react, reply”, social annotation of text.
So, summing up the relevant webinar, we can conclude that active learning has a great impact on preparing students for future careers, equips students with basic knowledge needed by a specialist in his qualifications, forms professional skills, because practice requires theory, and for theory practice. As a result of the use of active methods in the university educational process, the emotional response of students to the process of cognition, motivation of educational activities, interest in mastering new knowledge, skills and their practical application increases.
Intensification of learning can go both through the improvement of forms and methods of learning, and through the improvement of the organization and management of the educational process. The condition of achieving serious positive results is considered to be active participation in the process of activation of both teaching and management of the university, ie all subjects of the educational process and their use of various means and methods of active forms of learning.
Prof. Joaquim Faias Adjunto, let us express our sincere gratitude for the acquired knowledge and skills on the topic - "Active Learning". We appreciate your contribution to the development of our education.
Serhii Rokutov - Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy, Pridneprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sports
Victoria Mukvich - teacher of the department