MBI 111 - Microorganisms and Human Disease

Study Tips for Active Learning

Education is acquisition of the ability to utilize knowledge. Therefore, active learning involves both memorizing and understanding the subject matter, especially at a conceptual level. Effective learning is active learning and requires that one employ critical thinking.

Critical thinking is an active, sustained, cognitive effort directed at solving a complex problem, which requires integration of different sources of information, considering alternate perspectives, making critical judgments, and developing and testing hypotheses.

The following study tips will help you develop your capacity for critical thinking and therefore for active learning.


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