Hands-on teaching gains evidence but struggles with adoption

From Times Higher Education: “US education experts are accumulating a growing array of proven strategies for getting students more deeply engaged in course material, yet remain frustrated by scholars’ reluctance to embrace them. More than a dozen such experts, in a collection of assessments in Science magazine, describe numerous ‘active learning’ styles shown to yield better results than traditional lecture-driven teaching. Those approaches include hands-on and advanced virtual reality experiences that are more common at school level, and a heavy reliance on in-class projects and student-led discussion groups at the postsecondary stage.”

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