ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 1Active Reading Documents

Complexity involved in  
Planning MODERATE
Developing Materials HIGH
Implementing in Class LOW

Description and Purpose

Getting students to do the assigned reading prior to class—and to do it well—is a persistent problem for many college teachers. Research indicates that most students simply don't read at all, particularly when there are no immediate consequences for not doing so. Even students who have done the reading may just have skimmed it, not read deeply enough to engage with the content in a way that would help them understand and process information for an upcoming class session. The result is that it is difficult for the teacher to know how best to target their lecture ...

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