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Interactive-engagement vs traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses
The complete report from Richard Hake's long-term study of interactive engagement (IE) techniques and their effect on the understanding of physics by non-physics majors. The study analyzed diverse student populations in high schools, colleges, and universities and used pre- and post-instruction testing to determine the gains in each group. IE techniques were shown to improve student's understanding at a significantly higher rate than traditional instruction. Additionally, these IE techniques are applicable to teaching a wide range of topics.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Journal article
    • Report
  • Educational theory and practice
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-006
Related resources:
This resource is the basis for 'Conservation Ecology: Lessons from the physics education reform effort'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Richard R. Hake
Department of Physics, Indiana University