Active Learning and Passive Teaching

DigiMat as constructive mathematics with computer invites to 

Active Learning:

  • Students construct/code mathematics with inspiration from a rich pool of examples.
  • Students records progress by documenting codes with explanations.
  • Students interact by sharing codes with explanations.

Passive Teaching:

  • Teacher is relieved from elementary routine instruction.
  • Teacher can concentrate on higher level tasks such as:
  • encouragement and motivation
  • showing techniques and examples 
  • non-routine instruction on theory, technique and coding.

Traditional teaching with one lecturer speaking to a large audience of students is characterised by:

  • Active Teaching: the teacher keeps speaking, writing, walking, shouting, sweating…
  • Passive Learning: students sleep, play computer games or talk about the party last night.