Science on best pedagogical practices often goes ignored: Opinion

A recent article by Beth McMurtrie of the Chronicle of Higher Ed discusses how, even though the science of teaching shows that some instructional methods are more effective than others, this literature is often ignored. McMurtrie says that many instructors are unsure of how to apply scholarship on teaching and learning to their own situations or may be skeptical of it. While traditional teaching has worked in the past, students from diverse backgrounds and students in STEM-focused fields both particularly benefit from more proven teaching methods. McMurtrie describes research, tools, strategies, and studies that have been recently developed and the challenges of implementing them. The Chronicle of Higher Ed Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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