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PROOF POINTS: College students often don’t know when they’re learning

The research evidence is clear. Learning by trying something yourself is superior to passively listening to lectures, especially in science. It’s puzzling why more university professors don’t teach in this more hands-on, interactive way. Logan McCarty, director of science education at Harvard University, is a prime example. Ten years ago, he told me, he was […]