Key Ideas for Active Learning
This keynote will explore what Active Learning is for, how we might define it, and some of the ideas that teachers can focus on to make a really big difference in the classroom. As the Irish poet WB Yeats pointed out, education is not about filling buckets, but lighting fires. How can we ignite interest, invite interaction, and develop our students into even greater learners? We will look at three areas in particular (engagement, metacognition, and challenge) and share practical activities for colleagues to experiment with in the months to come.