Food for thought from The Economist.
I can lecture when I need to, but I prefer to have students actively learning in the classroom—thinking, discussing, working on problems, either in small groups or as a class. When I taught high school, I learned that this was also the best way to minimize behavior problems. Students seem to enjoy it, too.
So I’m glad to read this article, which has some good things to say about the methods of the “educational hippies” out there.
HT: Mental Multivitamin