Saturday, December 27, 2014

Active Learning vs. Lectures: NY Times Story

Max Whittaker for The New York Times
Here's another case for getting rid of the dull and orderly (lectures) and offering a more active approach to teaching.

That's the what researchers found out in a study of science classes in California, according to the New York Times in this story called "Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep More Students in Science."

Multiple studies have shown that students fare better with a more active approach to learning, using some of the tools being adopted here at Davis, while in traditional classes, students often learn less than their teachers think.

Thanks to Jeff Feinstein for sending me the link.

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