Microbiology for Teachers

Study Tips For Active Learning

Learning involves not only memorizing, but also or understanding the subject matter, especially at a conceptual level. Effective learning is active learning and requires that one employ critical thinking, which is an active, sustained, cognitive effort directed at solving a complex problem. Critical thinking 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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John R. Stevenson, Ph.D.
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Miami University
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