ERIC Number: ED396991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
There's Got To Be a Better Way: Alternatives to Lecture and Discussion.
Butler, Judy D.
This paper reviews the literature in three areas of change in college teaching--peer teaching or tutoring, individualized instruction, and cooperative learning. The focus of the paper is how knowledge is acquired, and acted upon, by students. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of teaching are explored, as well as the rates of successful acquisition of the subject matter and the reactions of students to the different ways of learning. The review concludes that lecture and discussion do have some value in the college classrooms, but that practitioners in higher education should explore adapting the stereotypical class dominated by lecture to one defined by activity and participation. (Contains 57 references.) (EH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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