The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review, Volume 15, Issue 6, January 1, 2008, pages 9-12.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v15i06/45786.
There is no silver bullet when it comes to successful teaching. Some scholars believe that traditional lectures are the panacea, while others are firm believers in active and cooperative learning. In this paper I report on my experience with the two approaches and explore the idea of combining them. In particular, I will argue that diversifying the avenues in which students are exposed to knowledge in a technical discipline, such as computer science, can spark their enthusiasm and make the learning experience more enjoyable and productive.
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