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Student Engagement through active learning is a catch-all for all sorts of methods used to break students out of a passive mode and into an active one. Active learning techniques are noted for being in line with how we learn best. Research shows overwhelmingly that we learn when we
“The more difficult a learning task, the more new neurons survive, neuroscientist Tracey Shors of Rutgers University reported at SfN.” “Learning rescues cells from death,” she said. “The more engaging the task, the more effectively the new cells are rescued. It doesn’t seem to be an ‘all-or-nothing’ phenomenon.” (Patoine, B.)
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