Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Old Way

The New York Times carries a defense of old-fashioned lectures as opposed to modern "active learning."

...In many quarters, the active learning craze is only the latest development in a long tradition of complaining about boring professors, flavored with a dash of that other great American pastime, populist resentment of experts. But there is an ominous note in the most recent chorus of calls to replace the “sage on the stage” with student-led discussion...

Full defense at

And for those unfamiliar with the old-fashioned lecture, we present one below:

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