In Abdulla Al-Hawaj, Wajeeh Elali & E. H. Twizell (eds.), Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Challenges. Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 113-120 (2008)

Pranav Naithani
Higher Colleges of Technology
The work presented in this paper traces the history of active learning and further utilizes the available literature to define meaning and importance of active learning in higher education. The study highlights common practical problems faced by students and instructors in implementing active learning in higher education and further identifies a set of individual prac-tices being used worldwide to overcome the obstacles. Expectations and responsibilities of stu-dents and instructors are also specified to enhance the efficiency of active learning environment. The paper also traces the importance of student and instructor rapport for a successful learning environment.
Keywords Higher education  Problem based learning  Active learning
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