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Interactive teaching

(written by Steve Draper,   as part of the Interactive Lectures website)

This is some notes following out from Hake's papers on improving learning by interactive lectures.

  • These all work. Other methods that merely have great teachers, carefully performed lectures and demonstrations etc. have failed, relatively speaking.

  • Electronic gadgets like the handsets may support some of these methods. they are NOT the most important element, but they do seem to add value. Still, the learning depends sensitively not on the use of the technology but on whether crucial pedagogic elements are present: e.g. whether the learners really try to explain and justify their views to someone, ....

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