Four Ways to Teach More Effectively

“No scientist wanting to remain at the leading edge of a field would use a research technique judged no longer as effective as an alternative. Shouldn't we apply the same standard to teaching?” (2151) Substitute the word “scholar” for “scientist,” and it's a question that should be put to everyone who teaches. What's no longer deemed as effective is lecturing compared to the alternative of active learning. Many faculty members don't use much active learning even though many now acknowledge that they should. This article offers four ways to get started or to move forward in your use of active learning.

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