A new paper in PLoS One from Zoology and Botany science teaching and learning fellows at UBC shows that active learning approaches in class boost student success. A simple, easy to implement approach, in-class worksheets, had the biggest impact.
Laura K. Weir , Megan K. Barker, Lisa M. McDonnell, Natalie G. Schimpf, Tamara M. Rodela, and Patricia M. Schulte. 2019. Small changes, big gains: A curriculum-wide study of teaching practices and student learning in undergraduate biology. PLoS One.
UBC Science press release can be found HERE.