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Memorization or understanding: Are we teaching the right thing?
Author(s): Eric Mazur

Paper Abstract

By shifting the focus in lectures from delivering information to helping students synthesize information remarkable improvements in understanding can be achieved. The method to accomplish this improvement, Peer Instruction, is easily adapted and implemented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96631N (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2208470
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Eric Mazur, Harvard Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9663:
Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Barry L. Shoop; Grover Swartzlander, Editor(s)

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