Active Learning Promotes Better Student Performance in STEM Courses

Friday, May 16, 2014

According to Scott Freeman, one of the authors of the new study, "The impact of these data should be like the Surgeon General's report on "Smoking and Health" in 1964 -- they should put to rest any debate about whether active learning is more effective than lecturing." Aatish Bhatia, Associate Director of the Princeton Council for Science and Technology, offers his analysis of the study and its implications, in the article Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering.