Learners as active participants

We are often asked what is the teaching / learning method used in Arabiconline.eu. The pedagogical approach of ArabicOnline.eu can be described as a cognitive constructivist approach to learning. This approach sees learning as an active process and learners as active participants in the process.

This approach is similar to discovery learning, a method that places emphasis on student engagement, critical thinking and the enjoyment of self-discovery.

This pedagogical philosophy stands in stark contrast to traditional rote memorization as it encourages students to actively engage with the material and ‘construct’ their knowledge. Hence the term ‘cognitive constructivist approach’.

Discovery learning revolves around the idea that students learn best when they actively participate in the learning process. Instead of passively receiving information, which occurs in many online learning programmes, students are encouraged to engage with the subject matter through tasks, experiments and problem-solving activities. This approach not only enhances and improves the learning process, but  if done properly – it also nurtures a sense of curiosity and a love for learning. This is especially valuable with a language like Arabic, which has a reputation for being difficult to learn.

Benefits of Discovery Learning

Critical Thinking Skills: By engaging in discovery learning, students develop critical thinking skills as they analyze information, make connections, and draw conclusions. This approach encourages them to question, hypothesize, and evaluate their findings. ArabicOnline.eu makes full use both is approach in the grammar study modules.

Intrinsic Motivation: The autonomy provided in discovery learning instills a sense of ownership over one’s learning. Students become intrinsically motivated to explore and understand concepts, fostering a lifelong love for learning. ArabicOnline.eu has been designed for autonomous, self-paced learning with the goal of making the learning of Arabic enjoyable and motivating.

Collaboration: Many discovery learning activities involve collaborative efforts, promoting teamwork and communication skills. Students learn not only from their own discoveries but also from the perspectives and insights of their peers. Such an approach is ideal for cohort-based learning.

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