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Uncovering a Dilemma About Active Learning vs. Direct Instruction (Emerging EdTech)

"I've been a big fan of active learning in its many potential forms for years. For example, in this piece from 2013, I dug into how flipped learning facilitates active learning whether it be experiential, project based, inquiry based, constructivist, etc. Recently I stumbled across a reference to “discovery learning” which quickly piqued my interest and led me to google the term. It also led me to a realize there is this weird debate about active learning vs. direct instruction which strikes me as ill informed and off-base."—Source: EDUCAUSE Review

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

It doesn't have to be either or — active learning and direct instruction can actually work together to improve higher ed experiences.