Posts Tagged “Lecturing”

Weiman article (Part 3) Engagement, Test results and Attendence

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Weiman article (Part 3) Engagement, Test results and Attendence

A look at the Weiman Study (continued).  This is one anonymous comment on the Chronicle page on this article: “I have tried most of the teaching methods out there in the course of over 20 years of teaching. Many “experimental” methods are effective, but they ALL result in less material being covered. Moral of the…

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Weiman article (Part 2) Setting up the experiment

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Weiman article (Part 2) Setting up the experiment

Continued from Part 1.  The first time I have written several posts in a row for a while.  I’ve just run a session with some staff introducing the findings of the paper, with due regard for the 40 years of work (at least) that is is based on. All quotes below from the paper. The…

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Traditional Instruction vs “Deliberate Practice” (Part 1)

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Traditional Instruction vs “Deliberate Practice” (Part 1)

The Latest Cark Weiman study Summary: “Science” just published (May 13, 2011) a fascinating article:  Improved Learning in a Large Enrollment Physics Class, Louis Deslauriers, Ellen Schelew, and Carl Wieman Carl is a Physics Noble prize winner, now working in science education.  The article is on an experiment they did in physics education. They waited…

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The change continues

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Things are looking up at work. Educational design may yet feature in some of our institutional goals and priorities in a real sense. We provide a service that is difficult to describe. “We help with course design”. What is course design? What is Educational Design actually? I’ve had some really good chats with Mike recently…

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