In order to prepare competent health care professionals, changes in health care education are necessary. Professionals must be more self-directed and ready to apply knowledge in a dynamic manner. Learning by doing and utilizing an active learning approach can be a successful avenue to meet the challenge of cultivating higher order thinking and application of knowledge. This article discusses the use of active learning as a promising method for increasing the effectiveness of teaching and learning within any professional health care curriculum.
Griffiths Y, Ursick K. Using Active Learning to Shift the Habits of Learning in Health Care Education. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2004 Apr 01;2(2), Article 5.