7/22/2013 – ‘Exploration first’ boosts classroom learning

A new Stanford University study flips upside down the notion that students learn best by first independently reading texts or watching online videos before coming to class to engage in hands-on projects. Studying a particular lesson, researchers showed that when the order was reversed, students’ performances improved substantially. The findings are published in IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.

Among the study’s authors is Roy Pea, Professor of Education and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate.

Read the full article at Futurity.