Active learning methods and strategies are credited to be important means for development of student cognitive skills This paper describes some forms of active learning common in Physics Education and briefly introduces some of the pedagogical and psychological theories at the basis of active learning. Then, some evidence for active learning effectiveness in developing student critical cognitive skills and improving their conceptual understanding are examined. An example study regarding the effectiveness of an Inquiry-Based learning approach in helping students to build mechanisms of functioning and explicative models, and to identify common aspects in apparently different phenomena, is briefly discussed.

Claudio Fazio (2020). Active Learning Methods and Strategies to Improve Student Conceptual Understanding: Some Considerations from Physics Education Research. In Guisasola Jenaro and Zuza Kristina (a cura di), Research and Innovation in Physics Education: Two Sides of the Same Coin (pp. 15-35). Springer, Cham [10.1007/978-3-030-51182-1_2].

Active Learning Methods and Strategies to Improve Student Conceptual Understanding: Some Considerations from Physics Education Research

Claudio Fazio
2020

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Active learning methods and strategies are credited to be important means for development of student cognitive skills This paper describes some forms of active learning common in Physics Education and briefly introduces some of the pedagogical and psychological theories at the basis of active learning. Then, some evidence for active learning effectiveness in developing student critical cognitive skills and improving their conceptual understanding are examined. An example study regarding the effectiveness of an Inquiry-Based learning approach in helping students to build mechanisms of functioning and explicative models, and to identify common aspects in apparently different phenomena, is briefly discussed.
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Claudio Fazio (2020). Active Learning Methods and Strategies to Improve Student Conceptual Understanding: Some Considerations from Physics Education Research. In Guisasola Jenaro and Zuza Kristina (a cura di), Research and Innovation in Physics Education: Two Sides of the Same Coin (pp. 15-35). Springer, Cham [10.1007/978-3-030-51182-1_2].
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