Dan Wever sent in a link to a published study of active learning.
You can read the report at https://publications.iadb.org/bitstream/handle/11319/6825/Challenges%20in%20Educational%20Reform%3a%20An%20Experiment%20on%20Active%20Learning%20in%20%20Mathematics.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
The study divided schools into “treatment” (those that applied active learning interventions) and “control” (non active learning) groups.
The study’s results
Surprisingly, we find that the control group learned significantly more than any of the
intervention groups. The students using only the active learning approach learned about 17
percent less than the status quo. The loss in the group that also received technology was 25
percent of a standard deviation. We also find that the best students were harmed the most by this
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