Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nobel prize winning Physicist says "Lectures have been equally ineffective for centuries"

A study conducted by Physics nobelist Carl Weiman has found that clicker style teaching is more effective than traditional lecture style teaching. Here is an excerpt:

"The classes' test scores were nearly identical before the interactive sessions, but there was an obvious difference after the students took a 12-question quiz on what they were taught during the experimental week of instruction. Students in the interactive class got an average of 74 percent of the questions right, while those taught using traditional method scored only 41 percent."

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