To Lecture or Not to Lecture

With wider adoption of flipped classroom techniques at colleges and universities around the country, some faculty members feel that the lecture has lost its luster. Flipped classrooms rely on students to complete readings and watch lecture videos outside of class with traditional homework-type assignments, short lectures or demonstrations by the professor done in class. In…

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When Students Want to be Told the Answers

DbSerc recently sponsored a workshop by Eric Brewe, a physics education expert from Florida International University, who talked about the importance of having students review several representations of a concept in order to deduce the larger model. Rather than explain a principle such as “oscillation,” he recommended having students observe different instances of oscillating objects,…

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