Saturday, May 12, 2007
What is the correct way to teach physics??
Interactive Engagement or Traditional style?? "Traditional” teacher-centered methods such as lecture and questioning remain the default for many instructors. Also implies structural barriers, such as classroom organization and limited instructional time can make the use of more constructivist methodologies difficult. Whereas, interactive engagement style implies the use of strategies that seek to let students work together on content-related activities, such as through “think-pair-share”. This is very tough to decide which is better. Sometimes it is necessary to give a lecture on the new information but that can only go so far in terms of the students' engagement. The interactive engagement style can help students acquire information from each other, not just the teacher. Sometimes, a student would more about a topic than another student.