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Active learning – Being involved and concentrating

Children want to be in control and to act autonomously. They can be highly motivated to learn about things and to master different activities. Find out about how being deeply involved is one of the key features of learning to learn in an active way and how children achieve these levels of involvement. 

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  • The characteristics of effective teaching and learning
  • Active learning
  • Levels of involvement
  • Ferre Laevers
  • Motivation
  • Curiosity
  • Concentration
  • Self chosen activities
  • Working towards a goal
  • Self-regulation

When children are intrinsically motivated towards their own goals they’re much more likely to persist and concentrate. See what it looks like when children achieve something for themselves which is not reliant on external praise or rewards. 

Good for looking at

  • Characteristics of effective teaching and learning
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Concentrating
  • Persistance
  • Achieving a goal
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Social learning