Active learning—having students engage with ideas in class through discussion, problem-solving, group work, and more—has been shown to be very effective. It’s far more effective than the classic lecture-only format. So more and more instructors are incorporating active learning techniques into their classes, which is great.
However, as with any new techniques, there can be problems and pitfalls. In this video, Mike Prince of Bucknell University explains the three most common mistakes instructors make as they try to get their students more involved. But don’t fear—he also explains what to do instead.
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