Some subscribers to
MathEdCC might be interested in a recent post "Physics Education
Research Mentioned in Article About Obama Higher Ed Proposals"
[Hake (2013)]. The abstract reads:
Bill Goffe, in his post "Re: PER Mentioned in Article About Obama
Higher Ed Proposals" pointed to the "Chronicle of Higher
Education" article "4 Key Ideas in Obama's Plan to Control
College Costs Bear Familiar Fingerprints" [Berrett et al. (2013)]
at <http://bit.ly/18dhj1F>. Therein Carl Wieman, Eric Mazur, and
Richard Hake are mentioned. In my opinion:
1. Berrett et al.'s
claims that (a) Wieman and Mazur, are proponents of the "flipped
classroom," and (b) some of the earliest and most-cited research on
classroom was conducted by R.R. Hake (1998a) - see "Interactive-engagement
vs traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics
test data for introductory physics courses" at
<http://bit.ly/9484DG>; rely on an overly broad interpretation
of the "flipped classroom" to mean "students participate actively
during class instead of listening passively."
2. Both claims
"a" and "b" above are misleading to those who
entertain the usual meaning of "flipped classroom,"
succinctly set forth by Andrea Zellner (2012) in "Flipping out?
What you need to know about the Flipped Classroom" at
<http://bit.ly/14vMuHP>. She wrote (my CAPS): "The flipped
classroom flips this [traditional passive-student lecture model] on
its head: through lecture capture software, LECTURES CAN BE CAPTURED
ON VIDEO FOR STUDENTS TO WATCH AT HOME, freeing up class time for
hands-on learning activities and discussion."
To access the
complete 21 kB post please click on <http://bit.ly/150Y0rk>.
Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
Links to Articles: <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0>
Links to Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs:
Google Scholar: <http://bit.ly/Wz2FP3>
"People have nowadays . . . got a strange opinion that everything
should be taught by lectures. Now, I cannot see that lectures can do
so much good as reading the books from which the lectures are taken.
Lectures were once useful; but now, when we can all read, and books
are so numerous, lectures are unnecessary. "
- Samuel Johnson according to James
Boswell (1791) [Samuel Johnson doubtless rolls in his grave at
the thought that in the 21st Century *videos* are evidently replacing
shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 27 August
Hake, R.R. 2013.
"Physics Education Research Mentioned in Article About Obama
Higher Ed Proposals" online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at
<http://bit.ly/150Y0rk>. Post of 27 Aug 2013 18:40:06-0400to
AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are
being distributed to various discussion lists and are on my blog
"Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/15hvuAI> with a
provision for comment.