This article reports on a study which looked at students' reactions to lecture vs. active learning. Students generally reported a preference for lecture-based, low-engagement learning, but the study showed that active, participatory learning yielded better results.Source:
Youki Terada, Edutopia, October 16, 2019Description:
"Students are often “poor judges” of their own learning, according to researchers in a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Strategies that require low cognitive effort—such as passively listening to a lecture—are often perceived by students to be more effective than active strategies such as hands-on experimentation and group problem-solving. The group dynamic can make students feel frustrated and “painfully aware of their lack of understanding,” but the study concluded that the more effort and struggle involved—hallmarks of a student-centered, active approach—the more students learned."Read the full article here!