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Active Learning Techniques for Librarians by Padma Inala, Andrew Walsh

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Active learning tips

Starting and finishing the session

the start or end of many teaching sessions. You might think it strange that we’ve grouped opposite ends of a lesson into one chapter – surely they’re completely different? No, in fact many sorts of activities that you may wish to use at these opposite ends of your lesson have many similarities and most of our examples would work well in both these places.

At the start of any class, it is good practice to take some sort of snapshot of knowledge and expectations so that you know what needs to be covered in the time you have. Without this you risk your whole lesson wasting your own and learners’ time. How can you teach a subject if you don’t know where your class is starting from? It is ...

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