A Boost for Active Learning

May 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

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Just as the U.S. surgeon general’s 1964 report on smoking provided strong evidence linking tobacco use to ill health, Freeman said, the study he and his colleagues published Monday “provides overwhelming evidence that active learning works better than lecture.” That may not mean that instructors stop lecturing, he said, “but it shouldn’t be about the evidence anymore.”

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/05/13/stem-students-fare-better-when-professors-dont-just-lecture-study-finds#ixzz31hRUqj8W
Inside Higher Ed

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