Teaching Learning Activities (TLA’s)

There are many other ways of encouraging appropriate learning activities that remove passive learning

Traditional: Lecture & tutorial model.

Alternatives to provide richer source of learning activities. include:

  • interactive group work (think, pair and share. Set a problem or a question around a certain topic)
  • peer teaching (to teach is to learn twice, reinforces learning)
  • independent learning (motivation to set goals, monitor and evaluate own academic development)
  • work-based learning (real life clinical experiences)
  • problem based learning (pitch ideas and problem solving, case studies)


Biggs, J. (2003). Aligning teaching for constructing learningHigher Education Academy1(4).