HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 2 no. 1 (2012)

Students' Participation in Learning Activities and Innovative Approaches to Increase Students' Participation at Higher Level

Saima Rasul | Qadir Bukhshl

Discipline: Social Science



Learning is acquiring new or modifying existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information. It provides students with opportunities to learn and practice new knowledge and strategies, to explain their reasoning, and to examine their thinking processes and recognize the need to revise thinking. The study analyzed the students’ participation in learning activities and innovative approaches to increase students’ participation at higher level. To achieve the purpose of study two questionnaires were designed as research tool separately for teachers and students. The questionnaire was administered to 200 students and 100 teachers of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (Pakistan) and Bahauddin Zakriya University of Multan (Pakistan). It was strongly recommended that learning activities should be according to students’ level. Students should be motivated and encourage by the teachers to participate in learning activities. Less emphasis should be placed on transmitting information and more on developing student’s skills. New innovative approaches should be used to increase students’ participation in learning activities.