How We Learn: Lecture Style Versus Problem Solving
“A new study finds that 8th grade students in the U.S. score higher on standardized tests in math and science when their teachers allocate greater amounts of class time to lecture-style presentations than to group problem-solving activities.”
Does not surprise me. I’m an inveterate conference attendee, and I can tell you that I always get a sinking feeling when I show up and the speaker announces “let’s break up into groups….”
Ugh. I’m there to learn from a great speaker! Don’t make me interact with the audience. I can do that anywhere.
Turns out my gut on the matter was right.
Illustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis