Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Short 'n' Sweet

What is active learning? Case in point: TV. Just how interactive is that medium? I should know: I just watched about 4 movies! I sit there, semicomatose, while absolutely no questions are asked of me. There is no looming quiz or test. And yet -- at unexpected times, in inconvenient places, I find out just how much I've absorbed from the "boob tube." I'll sing the entire song from some movie, or I'll remember some string of quotes.

So... what is active learning?

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