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Bite-Sized Active Learning

Choose an activity below:

Remembering

Retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory.

Understanding

Determining the meaning of instructional messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication.

  • Self-assessment
  • Three-Step Interviews
  • Stump Your Partner
  • Picture Prompt
  • Catch-up Pauses
  • Muddiest Point
  • Collaborative Annotation
  • Minute Paper
  • Directed Paraphrasing
  • Jigsaws and Rotating
  • Discussions
  • Exam Wrappers
  • Peer Contribution Plaudit

Creating

Putting elements together to form a novel, coherent whole or make an original product.

  • Wikis
  • Current Events Presentations
  • Debates
  • Ideation

Applying

Carrying out or using a procedure in a given situation.

  • Role Play
  • Gallery Walk
  • Problem Solving
  • Conversational Moves

Analysing

Breaking material into its constituent parts and detecting how the parts relate to one another and to an overall structure or purpose.[1]

[1] Krathwohl, 2002

  • Mystery Quotation
  • Concept Mapping
  • Affinity Mapping
  • Categorizing and Sequencing
  • Connection Journal
  • Hatful of Quotes
  • Knotty Problems
  • Class Discussion
  • Peer Instruction
  • Round Table
  • The 5 Whys
  • Predict-Observe-Explain

Evaluating

Making judgements based on criteria and standards.[1]

[1] Krathwohl, 2002

  • Ranking Tasks
  • Pros and Cons
  • Pros and Cons
  • Intentional Mistakes
  • Line Up
  • Documented Problem Solutions