The Importance Of Passive Learning

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Passive learning was once the go to mode of teaching students in university and college, but the method has been changing over the years to have students become more involved using active learning, as it has been found that students perform better when actively involves in their studies (Shimanzoe & Aldrich, 2010). Similarly, Wasley (2006) argues that, students that are exposed to group work while learning, and are involved in educational activities outside the classroom, earn better grades and feel more satisfied with their education. Learning theories explain that when students spend time discussing, investigating, and applying new concepts, they acquire long-lasting knowledge about the new material. This type of environment helps students…show more content…
Group norms are informal rules adopted by group, and they determine the acceptable or unacceptable behaviors of group members. Norms are formed in order to facilitate direction in the group by making behavior more predictable and expressing the values of the group. Group norms determine how group activities, such as work performance are handled and provide a guideline on how group members are expected to behave by outlining what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. Norms also represent the level of commitment and performance of the group (Myers,…show more content…
It entails encoding a person’s perception, and feelings into language, transmission and decoding of the transmissions. In groups, communication is important because it enhances interaction amongst group members. Communication in a group can be verbal, non-verbal, and written, and it can also be synchronous or asynchronous. The latter involves communication through online platforms, while the former involves real life situations (Makitalo-Siegl, 2008). Pink Freud used synchronous communication in group meetings, however the major form of communication was

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