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Glossary of Terms

Active Learning : Active learning is a form of learning in which teaching strives to involve students in the learning process more directly than in other methods. ... Bonwell (1991) "states that in active learning, students participate in the process and students participate when they are doing something besides passively listening."

Bloom's Taxonomy : Bloom's taxonomy is a classification system used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition—i.e., thinking, learning, and understanding.

Case Based Learning: A case-based approach engages students in discussion of specific scenarios that resemble or typically are real-world examples. This method is learner-centered with intense interaction between participants as they build their knowledge and work together as a group to examine the case.

Flipped Classroom: A flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.

Problem Based Learning: Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem found in trigger material. ... ThePBL tutorial process involves working in small groups of learners.

Self-directed Learning: a type of learning in which a student: 1) independently, or collaboratively with peers, identifies learning objectives and seeks the information necessary to meet those objectives and/or 2) independently identifies, prepares, and discusses information in a way that contributes to group learning. In self-directed learning, a learner has the primary role in defining his or her own learning outcomes and/or those of his or her peers.

Team Based Learning: Team-based learning (TBL) is a structured form of small-group learning that emphasizes student preparation out of class and application of knowledge in class. Students are organized strategically into diverse teams of 5-7 students that work together throughout the class.