ABOUT AELC

At Active Education Learning Centre, we want to instill a love of learning in children.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child is different and every child learns in a different way. Some students are verbal learners, some are visual learners, and others are kinesthetic learners. You can see differentiated teaching strategies for different learners at our learning centre. With a strong background in mathematics and science, our teachers at Active Education Learning Centre like to integrate math and science lessons with other subjects to better educate students. Students are able to learn in a way that is more natural. They can see the connections made from one subject to another.

OUR TEAM

At Active Education Learning Centre, teacher is not the center. It is about what student needs, and how the students feel. Our team do our best to satisfy students’ needs through patience and caring. Teachers are role models. How students see the world and how they behave/respond are strongly influenced by their teachers. Our teachers always keep a positive attitude towards every child. Only then, students can be motivated and to keep positive attitudes themselves.

EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY 

SUPPORTED BY MIT RESEARCH

“Instruction that requires students to engage cognitively and meaningfully with content results in better learning than instruction where students are solely exposed to information passively. Active learning can be generally classified by the level of behavioral activity (hands-on activity or discussion) and by the level of cognitive activity (cognitive processes for selecting, organizing and integrating). High cognitive activity is necessary for learning, whereas high behavioral activity is not.”

—— MIT Research, Active Learning Description​

CONE OF LEARNING

ACTIVE LEARNING = BETTER LEARNING

Research has shown that students retain 70% of what they say and write, and they retain 90% of what they do. Students retain only 10% of what they read and 20% of what they hear. Students retain more information during active learning.

Active learning:

  • involves teaching techniques that are something other than straight lecture.

  • is not an entire project or assignment but a much smaller task.

  • a project or an assignment can have several active learning pieces within it.

  • students must be doing something including discovering, processing and applying information, not just listening to a lecture.

 

Research shows students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. It’s important to remember that lecture does have its place in both face-to-face and online environments. However, during active learning students involved much more than just reading and listening. More emphasis is placed on higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation. 

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