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News Release 14-064

Enough with the lecturing

Active learning improves grades, reduces failure among undergrads in STEM

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undergraduates in biology class

Attempts by college faculty to use active learning, long popular in K-12 classrooms, started taking off in the mid-1990s, though lecturing still dominates. Shown here is an undergraduate class taught by biology professor Scott Freeman at the University of Washington.

Credit: University of Washington

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