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Description:

This article describes the success of the MIT initiative to add interactive engagement strategies to its introductory physics program. The physics department has replaced the traditional large introductory lecture with smaller classes that emphasize hands-on, interactive, collaborative learning. Last fall, after years of experimentation and debate and resistance from students, who initially petitioned against it, the department made the change permanent. Already, attendance is up and the failure rate has dropped by more than 50 percent.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Informal Education,introductory physics,interactive engagement,NSDL,Active Learning,Cooperative Learning,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Education Practices,Inquiry Learning,Instructional Issues,Higher Education,Education,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,General Public,Pedagogy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20090204193834003T,Physics,MIT,Graduate/Professional

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English

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