Using Active Learning Methods Within the Andragogical Paradigm
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This research paper is aimed at identifying the efficiency and at demonstrating the need for using active learning methods within the andragogical paradigm.
Active learning methods intensify students’ thinking and are characterized by a high degree of interactivity, motivation, and emotional perception of learning process. Using active learning methods allows developing the cognitive and creative activities of students, enhancing the efficiency of learning process, and developing or assessing professional competences. This is exactly why the active forms of learning should be implemented in adult education to involve students in educational process as completely as possible and to activate the process of developing high-quality knowledge, including in the teaching person. Using active learning methods based on andragogical approach allows developing abilities in students, which the latter one would need later as graduates. Active learning processes also create conditions for developing critical thinking and demonstrating creativity.
KeywordsActive learning methods Engineering education Andragogical paradigm
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