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Mismatch Between Teaching and Learning?

President Levine pointed out the difference between how most teachers and their students approach learning.

President Levine pointed out the difference between how most teachers and their students approach learning.   He believes that while most students think in concrete terms, teachers are more theoretical in their practice.  Students, he said, are more likely to express, "Show me the pieces. Show me how they work."  In contrast, most teachers approach learning with the attitude, "Tell me the theory." 

"We have a fundamental mismatch between how students learn and the lecture method," said Levine.

The article, entitled "To Lecture or Not to Lecture," appeared in the February 16 edition of The Telegraph.

Published Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005

Mismatch Between Teaching and Learning?

President Levine pointed out the difference between how most teachers and their students approach learning.   He believes that while most students think in concrete terms, teachers are more theoretical in their practice.  Students, he said, are more likely to express, "Show me the pieces. Show me how they work."  In contrast, most teachers approach learning with the attitude, "Tell me the theory." 

"We have a fundamental mismatch between how students learn and the lecture method," said Levine.

The article, entitled "To Lecture or Not to Lecture," appeared in the February 16 edition of The Telegraph.

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