Passive classes, active classes and virtual classes, ┬┐transmitting or constructing knowledge?

Authors: Ricardo Luis Videla


Passive, classes, active classes and virtual classes, transmitting or constructing knowledge?


Many teaching strategies have been developed to achieve the teaching-learning process. In passive classes knowledge is transmitted and the class is centered in the teacher and his/her knowledge. In active classes and problem-based learning (PBL) the intention is to get students to discover and construct knowledge. In PBL the problem precedes learning. Virtual classes and blended learning(passive and virtual classes) also in the end function as a transfer of knowledge. This paper reviews the strengths and weaknesses of these different teaching and learning modalities.