Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics.

@article{Freeman2014ActiveLI,
  title={Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics.},
  author={Scott Freeman and Sarah L. Eddy and Miles McDonough and Michelle K. Smith and Nnadozie O Okoroafor and Hannah Jordt and Mary Pat Wenderoth},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 23},
  pages={8410-5}
}
To test the hypothesis that lecturing maximizes learning and course performance, we metaanalyzed 225 studies that reported data on examination scores or failure rates when comparing student performance in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses under traditional lecturing versus active learning. The effect sizes indicate that on average, student performance on examinations and concept inventories increased by 0.47 SDs under active learning (n = 158 studies… CONTINUE READING
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