Teaching on the web
julian.gibbs at MCMAIL.VANDERBILT.EDU
Tue Apr 8 09:29:36 PDT 1997
At a recent lunch conversation with colleagues from all over the
University, a chemistry prof reported on a recent trial in his
discipline. Learning performance, measured by a final exam, in a
college chemistry course was measured in three randomly-assigned
groups: traditional large-audience lecture, small classes, and
individualized learning. Guess who performed best. That's right, the
traditional lecture group.
It seems that the traditional lecture is a very efficient means of
Before you ask, I do not know whether the study has been published.
Further, I'm not sure I can recall who presented it at our lunch.
S. Julian Gibbs, DDS, PhD Voice 615-322-3190
Professor of Radiology FAX 615-322-3764
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville TN 37232-2675 mailto:julian.gibbs at mcmail.vanderbilt.edu
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