Two Pills Tips: Step Away from the Podium!
Give more and get more from your audience!
“Universities were founded in Western Europe in 1050 and lecturing has been the predominant form of teaching ever since”
Scott Freeman, University of Washington
“It’s almost unethical to be lecturing if you have this data…an abundance of proof that lecturing is outmoded, outdated, and inefficient.”
Eric Mazur, Harvard University
Self-directed, problem-centered, prefer active involvement
Millennial learners are participatory and prefer assembling information
Need to recall extensive amounts of practical information
Why active learning?
Meta-analysis of 225 undergrad STEM studies
Comparing student performance when exposed to traditional lecture vs. lecture with active learning
Traditional lecture = 34%
Active learning = 22%
Exam scores ↑ 6%
Letter grade ↑ C+ to B-
Knowledge structures changing
Knowledge out of context