Coaching and Peer-instruction More Effective Than Teaching

Coaching and Peer-instruction More Effective Than Teaching

[From the Archive: Originally posted at Amplify.com Jan 3, 2012]

Excellent article (well worth reading the whole piece) presenting quantitative evidence that teaching / lecturing is way less effective than “coaching” and “peer- instruction”.

Taken from the domain of Physics education, but I see many parallels with e.g. Agile coaching and, yes, even Scrum Mastering (done well).

Amplifyd from www.npr.org
Mazur sees himself now as the “guide on the side” – a kind of coach, working to help students understand all the knowledge and information that they have at their fingertips. Mazur says this new role is a more important one.

Read more at www.npr.org

– Bob

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