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“Student-Centered” Teaching Often Isn’t

I don’t like the phrase “student-centered” and I often prefer instructional approaches that could be described as “teacher-centered”, so this interests me on two levels: In both [math and science], traditional modes of instruction (teacher-centered) were found to be positively and significantly associated with achievement in all countries, while more constructive modes of instruction (student-centered) […]

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Good Lecturers Can Make You Overconfident

A few days ago I complained that the problem with TED lectures is that they sometimes seem to favor skillful speaking at the expense of quality content.¬†From Christian Jarrett, here’s a description of a research study that gives us one more reason to be suspicious of TED talks. After watching the video, the students rated […]

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