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Aktyvieji mokymosi metodai: naujos formos ir galimybės
Active learning methods: a new form and opportunities

Author(s): Edvinas Simonavičius
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Lietuvos geografų draugija
Keywords: active learning methods; critical thinking; motivation

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the active teaching methods, the value of motivation in theirtraining by learning the discipline of geography. This investigation I chose, becauseshifting the paradigm of modern learning results and affects fundamental change educatorand in students activities. The current school devotes a lot of the time for the presentationof knowledge and conveyance. This is doing for that, because students couldacquire general education competencies. However, all this doesn’t have a deeper connectionwith other relevant things for the student, and after all in our life it is importantto apply the knowledge in practice. It is obvious that for the teacher isn’t enough toperform only knowledge convey and assessor roles. On the basis of a new understanding,training is considered to be an active process, during the time learner who on thebasis of previously acquired knowledge and their unique experiences, forming a newconcepts, ideas or meanings. The teacher’s role is understood as a helper who take careof the learner’s knowledge creation process, as well as communicating and watchingstudents, in a flexible and creatively include them to teaching process.The modern teaching demands to organize a teaching process, that would be targetedand adapted teaching methods in classes, that students correctly uptake knowledges,themselves do mentally active work, contemplating in self and deliberately acting.So it’s particularly important step for the correct choice of the method. To organizethis learning in which the student immersed and incurred the feeling, far more likelythat learning quality would be better. For that is applied active learning methods. Theinvestigation had shown that teachers know of the education change trends, requirementdocuments, and therefore claims that they use active teaching methods, but quiteoften they don’t look to the pupil as an active developer of the equivalent of the learningprocess, or a participant, but like a teachers tasks and commands executer. Meanwhilethe students consider themselves more active than my teachers and as it shown by theresearch that they are able to raise themselves personal learning objectives and pursuethem, so they have more time for lessons on their own active learning activities

  • Issue Year: 3/2015
  • Issue No: -
  • Page Range: 117-127
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Lithuanian