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One of the most common obstacles in introducing active learning in the classroom, is the perception that it takes away from the lecture. The typical 40+ contact hours that a professor has with his/her students during a semester are usually considered to be barely enough to cover the “content” of the course. Yet thanks to excellent classroom research (McKeachie et al., 1990) we know a great deal about how learning happens, and not much of it will be happening in the classroom unless students are actively engaged.
(2004). Active Learning (3): Three Easy Pieces. New Chalk Talk, 4(1),
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"Active Learning (3): Three Easy Pieces." New Chalk Talk, vol. 4,no. 1, 2004,