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Extending the constructs of active learning: implications for teachers' pedagogy and practice

Citation
Drew V & Mackie L (2011) Extending the constructs of active learning: implications for teachers' pedagogy and practice, Curriculum Journal, 22 (4), pp. 451-467.

Abstract
Active learning is a pedagogical construct widely appealed to within the global discourse of lifelong learning. However, an examination of the literature reveals a lack of clarity and consensus as to its meaning. This article provides a critical analysis of a range of dimensions underpinning the concept of active learning including policy discourses, definitions, interpretation and enactments in educational settings, and resultant pedagogical implications. A more robust theoretical framework is presented to support educator understanding which synthesises and extends current constructs and which bridges the divide between active learning considered as either theory of learning or pedagogical strategy.

Keywords
active learning; constructivism; curriculum; lifelong learning; pedagogy

Subject headings
Active learning; Critical pedagogy

StatusPublished
AuthorsDrew Valerie, Mackie Lorele
Publication date12/2011
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN 0958-5176
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Curriculum Journal: Volume 22, Issue 4 (2011-12)

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