Archive for January, 2012


Interesting points:

1. lecturing very ineffective for most students [we have known this for a long time]

2. peer instruction as a form of student engagement is much more effective.

3. therefore students come to class with the information and concepts but use class time to engage the application.

4. difficulties arise with the scope of the content covered [amount – which in science is vast]

5. Q. does this matter? Can we dilute the ‘curriculum’ away from the memorization aspect [which is ineffective anyway] and move towards the big picture process parts.

6. Essentially: 1. find information 2. comprehend information 3. apply/use information

7. In other words: Learn how to Learn

Please listen to the podcast.

download.publicradio.org/podcast/americanradioworks/2011/lecturefull.mp3?_kip_ipx=785403225-1325509054.

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North American mammal evolution tracks with climate change.