Don't lecture me – rethinking the way college students learn
Don't lecture me is a three-part documentary series by Emily Hanford from American Radioworks, focusing on better ways to learn – outside the traditional lecture theatre.
You can listen online, download mp3s or read a transcript on the American Radioworks website.
1. Rethinking the way college students are taught
Lecturing was invented as a way to share information in a time before books were widely available. Now, there are better approaches.
2. The problem with lecturing
The traditional college lecture has never been a good way to learn. This is the story of how some physics professors figured out the lecture wasn't working.
3. Inventing a new kind of college
In the past 30 years, scientists have discovered a lot about how people learn. But traditional universities are slow to change their ways. So a group of educators in Minnesota decided to build a brand new college.
American Radioworks is the national documentary unit of American Public Media. It creates documentaries, series projects, podcasts and online content for the public radio system and the Internet.