Monday, August 11, 2008

Research on Teaching

Inside Higher Education posted an interesting essay regarding the lack of research into what teaching and classroom factors affect learning. For example, we tend to naturally assume that students learn more in smaller classes, but what research supports this claim?

The comments below the essay are equally if not more interesting than the essay itself. I especially value the comments that (a) instructors will modify their teaching style in smaller classes and (b) a "different type" of learning occurs in smaller classes.