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A task or exercise undertaken by the learner, and usually set by the teacher, which has an intended learning outcome. Such activities range from the fairly passive—for example, listening attentively to the teacher—to the dynamic and active—for example, carrying out an experiment, conducting a survey, or painting a picture. The types of activity the learner is required to undertake will be determined by a number of factors, which include the learner's age, the subject matter being learned, and the level of study. See also active learning; lesson.

Subjects: Education.

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