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Richard Hake

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Re: Lecture Isn't Effective: More Evidence
Posted: Jul 15, 2011 12:56 PM
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I thank Lou Talman (2011) for alerting me to David Bressoud's (2011)
perceptive MAA Launchings piece "The Worst Way to Teach."

In addition to Bressoud's excellent set of references, other
anti-passive-student-lecture references are Epstein (2007), Mazur
(2009), and Hake (1998a,b; 2011a,b).

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands
President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the
Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII)

Bressoud, D.M. 2011."The Worst Way to Teach." MAA Launchings, July,
online at <>.

Epstein, J. 2007. "Development and Validation of the Calculus Concept
Inventory," in "Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on
Mathematics Education in a Global Community," 7-12 September, edited
by Pugalee, Rogerson, & Schinck; online as a 48 kB pdf at

Hake, R.R. 1998a. "Interactive-engagement vs traditional methods: A
six-thousand-studentsurvey of mechanics test data for introductory
physics courses," Am. J. Phys. 66(1): 64-74; online as an 84 kB pdf
at <>.

Hake, R.R. 1998b. "Interactive-engagement methods in introductory
mechanics courses," online as a 108 kB pdf at <>.
A crucial companion paper to Hake (1998a). Rejected :-( by a confused
AJP editor who thought the very transparent, crystal clear, and
well-organized Physical-Review-type data tables were "impenetrable" !!

Hake, R.R. 2011a. "The Science/Math Education Shift from Teaching to
Learning" online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at
<>. Post of 22 Jun 2011 08:13:15-0700 to AERA-L
and NetGold. The abstract and link to the complete 24 kB post are
being transmitted to various discussion lists and are also on my
blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <> with a provision for

Hake, R.R. 2011b. "Re: Lectures," on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at
<>. Post of 8 Jul 2011 08:27:45-0700 to PhySoc,
AERA-L, and NetGold. The abstract and link to the complete 19 kB post
are being transmitted to various discussion lists, and are also on my
blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <> with a provision for

Mazur, E. 2009. "Confessions of a Converted Lecturer" talk at the
University of Maryland on 11 November 2009. That talk is now on UTube
at <>, and the abstract, slides, and references -
sometimes obscured in the UTube talk - are at <>
as a 4 MB pdf. As of 15 July 2011 09:11-0700 Eric's talk had been
viewed 40,132 times. In contrast, serious articles in the education
literature are often read only by the author and a few cloistered
specialists, creating tsunamis in educational practice equivalent to
those produced by a pebble dropped into the Pacific Ocean.

Talman, L. 2011. "Lecture Isn't Effective: More Evidence," Math-Teach post of
15 July 12:32 AM (the Mathforum fails to specify the time zone);
online together with responses both acute (Strausz) and obtuse (Haim,
Hansen) at <>.

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