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Mark Morton

Improved Learning in a Large-Enrollment Physics Class - 1 views

    Abstract: 'We compared the amounts of learning achieved using two different instructional approaches under controlled conditions. We measured the learning of a specific set of topics and objectives when taught by 3 hours of traditional lecture given by an experienced highly rated instructor and 3 hours of instruction given by a trained but inexperienced instructor using instruction based on research in cognitive psychology and physics education. The comparison was made between two large sections (N = 267 and N = 271) of an introductory undergraduate physics course. We found increased student attendance, higher engagement, and more than twice the learning in the section taught using research-based instruction." 
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    In the on-going quest for improved learning in large-class settings, an active-learning approach for an introductory physics course yielded mixed results, according to a new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Modified Peer Instruction in Large Introductory Physics Classes examined the use of collaborative, multiple-choice format question (MCFQ)-writing activities for students as a supplement to standard peer instruction methods.
Mark Morton

Female and Minority Law Professors Said to Need Mentors - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

  • Law schools should be sure that female and minority professors have mentors and other support to improve their chances of winning tenure,
  • female and minority professors were less likely to win tenure than their white, male colleagues
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