Interactive Learning

My first-grade teacher didn’t believe in interactive learning. Mrs. Calaway, rather, was an advocate of didactic learning. I remember being punished for talking in her class, as were several others who shall remain anonymous.

When Albert Bandura began exploring learning, he emphasized modeling and imitation as the primary way in which we learn. But, in this global environment, a powerful way in which we contact each other is by interaction through media. Nancy Tobler was one researcher who found that interactive learning has more power than didactic learning, and proved it with her meta-analytic research on peer-learning groups in alcohol and drug prevention.

So there, Mrs. Calaway!

We’re trying to find new ways to make our online trainings interactive. Below, Tina and Richard are modeling learning about ways of working with Co-Occurring Disorders. Find out more on this website.

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