June 10, 2013
Smooth Lectures Foster Only the Illusion of Learning, Study Finds
Logic would suggest that lecturing to students in a clear, fluid style while making frequent eye contact would engage students and aid in their learning. At the very least, many people would assume, that technique would be more effective than hunching over a podium, reading from notes, and barely pausing to look up.
But that may not always be the case, according to a study published last month in the
The Chronicle Review