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Classroom Teaching (Active Learning)

A classroom is a room in which teaching or learning activities can take place. This can include diverse venues, such as traditional academic setting, online, laboratories, and simulation settings.

Active learning occurs when a person/learner takes control of their learning experience. Since understanding information is the key aspect of learning, it is important for learners to recognize what they understand and what they do not. By doing so, they can monitor their own mastery of subjects. Active learning encourages learners to have an internal dialogue in which they verbalize their understanding.