ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 24Real-World Applications

Complexity involved in  
Planning MODERATE
Developing Materials MODERATE
Implementation in Class LOW

Description and Purpose

After hearing about an important principle, theory, or process, students have to develop Real-World Applications of what they have just learned. This activity pushes students to deeper levels of understanding of a topic by requiring them to identify the topic's underlying qualities and then generate a novel and reasonable application. Its value as an instructional activity lies in the way it challenges students to move beyond surface thinking. It is also a useful assessment because it reveals how well students understand the concept as well as how creatively ...

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