Physicists Eagerly Try New Teaching Methods but Often Drop Them, Study Finds

Most physics professors have heard of and tried a teaching method beyond the traditional lecture, but one-third of those who have sampled such a technique later abandoned it, according to a new study.

"The surprising thing we found was the high rate of faculty willing to try these things," said Charles R. Henderson, an associate professor of physics at Western Michigan University and the lead author of "Use of Research-Based