Active Learning Techniques
Active and passive learning techniques play a significant role in accomplishing academic goals in every field of life. Both learning techniques are equally important for polishing our studying skills to achieve our academic goals/ grades. This reflection essay tends to explicate the positive outcomes of group studying and peer teaching that are the two active learning techniques I have incorporated in this semester.
Active learning techniques have always given me positive outcomes as compared to passive learning techniques. In this semester, I have included two new active learning techniques which have helped me to achieve my academic goals. Group discussion and peer teaching worked well with me because of various reasons. I cannot study efficiently at home because my mind wanders around and does not focus on one subject. Therefore, group discussion and peer teaching boosted my study skills. I participated in group discussions to solve different case scenarios to clear out my doubts. We would gather in a common area and start discussing our problematic questions of chapters that we could not understand in class. I believe group discussion is a healthy way to solve different case studies and prepare for quizzes/ exams. Peer teaching also helped me to understand and memorize the concepts in which I had some doubts. I also used peer teaching techniques to study and memorize the concepts of nomenclature and chemical equations. The positive outcome of these active learning techniques propelled me to religiously include group studying and peer teaching in my academic routine.