"Active learning" may overthrow the style of teaching that has ruled universities for 600 years.
Sean Corcoran's insight:
And oldie but a goodie....
"In addition to student resistance, there is architectural resistance. “Most classrooms—more like 99.9 percent—on campus are auditoriums,” Mazur says. “They are built with just one purpose: focusing the attention of many on the professor. The professor is active, and the audience is just sitting there, taking in information. Instead, you could get away from the auditorium seating and set up classrooms like you see in elementary schools, where four children sit around a square table facing each other, and you give them some kind of group activity to work on: that’s active learning. It’s no accident that most elementary schools are organized that way. The reason is, that’s how we learn. For some reason we unlearn how to learn as we progress from elementary school through middle school and high school. And in a sense, maybe I’m bringing kindergarten back to college by having people talk to each other!”
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TRADITIONAL year levels will be scrapped, lessons will start later and failure will not be an option in a radical overhaul of a struggling northern suburbs high school set to become a blueprint for transforming underperforming schools around the state.
Sean Corcoran's insight:
Some interesting changes. Would be interested to hear update of progress. Thanks @Mark_S_Scott
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