Active learning forms encourages the systematic practice of academic curiosity, critical self-reflection and integrity, through discussion, feedback, trial and evaluation. This can result in an increased in-depth learning, by allowing the students to reflect on academic topics, practice presenting and discussing their own interpretations of academic literature, build on each other's ideas and challenge each other's knowledge.
This entails a student-centered approach to learning, where the students are actively involved in the discussion of academic topics. The role of the teacher in this model is to aid the students' process of understanding and dealing with academic topics, to organize the activities and to facilitate the reflection on academic topics.
Problem-based learning, case-based learning, project-based learning, and discovery-based learning are four different methods allowing the students to be active participants through sharing, understanding and the construction of new knowledge. Other examples might be to let the students design a product, to include them in the research process, or to have group based or full-class discussions.
Read more about pedagogical approaches in Canvas (in Norwegian)