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Physics students learn more from active learning than they may realize

Students don't always take to active learning right away—they may believe they are learning less than from traditional lectures. But a new study by UC Merced Physics Lecturer Kristina Callaghan with researchers at Harvard Univeristy shows that students in introductory phyics courses learn more in classrooms that embrace active learning strategies, even if the students don't realize it at first. The study appears in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. See coverage by for more details.