THE THAYER METHOD OF INSTRUCTION AT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY: A MODEST HISTORY AND A MODERN PERSONAL ACCOUNT

@article{Shell2002THETM,
  title={THE THAYER METHOD OF INSTRUCTION AT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY: A MODEST HISTORY AND A MODERN PERSONAL ACCOUNT},
  author={Amy Shell},
  journal={PRIMUS},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={27 - 38}
}
  • Amy Shell
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Education
  • PRIMUS
ABSTRACT In 2002, The United States Military Academy at West Point celebrates its bicentennial. For most of those two hundred years the academy has taught its courses by what is known as the Thayer method of instruction. In short, the philosophy is that cadets are responsible for their own learning. They study the material prior to attending class. The learning is then reinforced in class through a combination of group learning and active learning exercises done primarily at the blackboards. I… 

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