Illuminating the debate between active learning techniques vs. lecturing: Editorial  


In an editorial for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, Beckie Supiano draws attention to the debate between using active learning techniques or traditional lecturing styles in the postsecondary classroom. Supiano writes that several recent studies have identified the benefits of implementing active learning strategies in the university environment, such as how they can enhance knowledge retention by promoting a student’s sense of belonging. However, the author notes that calls for instructors to simply “stop lecturing” may overestimate the benefits of active learning and underestimate the advantages of lecturing. Supiano concludes that this ongoing debate demonstrates the need for more research studies on the postsecondary classroom and teaching techniques.  

Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)