Interactive Learning: The benefits of engaging students in their education

When it comes to education, the benefits of interactive learning are clear and numerous. When students are engaged in their own education, they’re able to retain more information as well as apply that knowledge more effectively. Leading to improved test scores and greater levels of achievement and engagement in the classroom. Find out what makes interactive learning such an effective way to increase student participation and engagement!

Breaking Down Barriers

Interactive learning is a type of learning that engages students in their education by breaking down the barriers between them and the material. When students are actively involved in their learning, they are more likely to retain information and be successful. There are many benefits to interactive learning, including improved academic performance, increased engagement, and enhanced social skills through increased public speaking opportunities.

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Short Attention Spans

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When it comes to learning, one size does not fit all. Students have different learning styles and needs, so it is important that educators find ways to reach all students. With shorter attention spans and the constant distractions of technology, it can be difficult to keep students on track. When the learning material is combined with fun, the information will be better retained. For example, use Sendsteps quiz feature to test the information given. In order to win the quiz, students need to actively participate.

Low Motivation Levels

A study done by Colorado’s Brookings Institute has shown that when students are engaged in their learning, they are more likely to be motivated and interested because they find the content more relatable. In interactive teaching, students can ask questions using the Q&A feature during your entire presentation without feeling as if they are actively disrupting you. You can also use the open ended question feature to let every student take part in class discussions, and not only hear from the more outgoing students.

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Low Confidence Levels

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A common obstacle to learning is low confidence levels. When students feel they can’t do something, they tend to give up easily. However, interactive learning can help build confidence by allowing students to actively participate in their own education. Interactive teaching methods create a safe space for questions and support struggling learners, which helps promote a sense of self-efficacy.

Lack of Practice Opportunities

When students are only passively listening to lectures, they often lack the opportunity to practice what they are learning. This can lead to a lack of understanding and, as a result, lower grades. Interactive learning, on the other hand, provides opportunities for students to regularly practice what they are learning. Leading to a better understanding of the material.

Have you been convinced of the benefits that interactive teaching offers? In just a few simple steps, sendsteps makes it possible for anyone to be an engaging educator. All it takes is creating a free account and adding one of the question types onto your powerpoint or our web-application – then you are good to go!

Anouk Baltus

Anouk’s passion for presenting started when she was very young: from voluntarily giving presentations in primary school to winning a speaking award with a self-written and presented speech. This adoration comes to life while working for Sendsteps. A passion for giving and writing speeches turned into writing blogposts about these subjects to help others find their passion in presenting.

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