Active Learning or Hands-On Experience

Key words: Instructional Strategies/General Studies/K-12

Submitted by: Jennifer Buzzard

Students learn by actually doing the work instead of writing down or memorizing the material. Hearing impaired students need to see what they are learning about instead of just being told. Because hearing impaired children are very visual, this strategy is extremely effective and beneficial.

The teacher presents the lesson then incorporates active learning to reinforce what was taught. After the students use hands-on experience by applying what has already been taught, the teacher then follows up the activity by having them write about what they have learned.

I hear, and I forget
I see, and I remember
I do, and I understand
- Chinese Proverb

References:

Stricklin, Debbie. Teacher of Hearing Impaired. Southside Middle School. 720 New Waterford Rd. Columbiana, OH. Phone (330)482-9028.

Uploaded by: Melissa Close/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major