Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom

Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The abstract describes this item perfectly: "Comparing passive lectures with active learning using a randomized experimental approach and identical course materials, we find that students in the active classroom learn more, but they feel like they learn less. We show that this negative correlation is caused in part by the increased cognitive effort required during active learning. Faculty who adopt active learning are encouraged to intervene and address this misperception, and we describe a successful example of such an intervention." So... maybe more cognitive load is good for you? Via Tom Worthington.

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