Strategies for Applying Active Learning

Betty Abaroa Godoy, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile

Abstract

Cooperative learning (aprendizaje cooperativo or AC in Spanish) is one of the strategies for active learning. Successful implementation requires the teacher to master its five components; to design a learning-teaching experience; and to nurture the class environment. In this regard, we offer a summary of experience gathered during the training of professors and student assistants, where the AC was assumed to be the guiding axis along which the class activities were designed and put into practice, and where the study of the pedagogical practice was considered essential for improving the curriculum.

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