passive learning

in·ci·den·tal learn·ing

learning without a direct attempt.
Synonym(s): passive learning

passive learning

Education The acquisition of knowledge without active effort–eg, by listening to audiocassettes, exposure in the working environment. See Spoon-feeding.
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Teaching about world and local happenings needs to involve active, participative learning, rather than passive learning, hence why staff have made the media curriculum as hands-on as it can be.
It is worth mentioning that present curriculum taught in Pakistan is a discipline based model, inherited from British India, and is generally centered around old-fashioned methods of teaching and passive learning rather than didactic teaching and adult learning.
It is mostly passive learning and there is reluctance or failure in asking questions to the teachers.
So, active learning is much more goal oriented than passive learning as students continue to respond actively in the learning process and the teacher gets first-hand knowledge about their learning state.
Residential classroom faculty are now wrestling with student learning dynamics, which have clearly shifted from students accustomed to passive learning to those preferring active learning.
Recently this instructional strategy has come under criticism because of its reliance on passive learning.
In this form of knowledge organization, the main body is the teacher itself, students lack of learning autonomy, pre class learning often becomes a mere formality, passive learning in class, there is no teacher to guide the homework after class, the quality of homework is not as good as people desire, the knowledge system constructed by the students is only the curriculum content that the teachers have already designed in advance, to migrate without innovation.
7] Interactions allow discussion, reduce the monotony of passive learning, and enhance the student's level of understanding and their ability to synthesize and integrate material.
Nevertheless, the relatively passive learning environment of the lecture was the dominant form of pedagogy, particularly in higher education, for hundreds of years.
making responses and receiving immediate informative feedback), which is typically more effective than passive learning.
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of an active learning unit versus passive learning unit on students' outcomes and teachers' perceptions of biotechnology and genetics in introductory science and agricultural science high school courses.