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Topic: effective use of time in teaching/learning
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William Stork - HKIS

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Re: effective use of time in teaching/learning
Posted: Nov 13, 1996 5:36 AM
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I do think it could matter. Despite the greatest flexibility of the
teacher and the dedicated interest of the student, it just might be that
a ninety-minute block of time for instruction might not be the *most*
effective. I am looking for both anecdotal information and also for URLs
to the 1995 comparative study from Canada [I think it was British Columbia].

Philosopically, I agree with you that how instruction is "packaged" should
not be that important.


On Tue, 12 Nov 1996 wrote:

> In a message dated 96-11-12 04:01:00 EST, (William
> Stork) writes:
> << Does block scheduling promote more effective learning at the secondary
> level?
> Thomas Struble's letter to the editor in the October 1996 Mathematics
> Teacher seems to idicate that learning effectiveness declines with the
> change to the block scheduling concept. Do you concur?
> Our department is currently discussing this very issue, and any comments,
> references, and insights from others would be most appreciated! >>
> How could it possibly matter. If the students are interested, and the
> teacher is flexible, scheduling irrelevant.
> Kent

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