A Boost for Active Learning

Doug Lederman, Ignatia Webs, May 14, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to Scott Freeman, the metastudy he and his colleagues have published,which is in essence a summary of 225 recent studies, "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." Instructivists, over to you.

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