Following are some key points from his video:
|8:23||We who already learned, could very often forget the difficulties for the beginning learners. Things we see so obvious, so simple, but we don't understand why people do not understand it.|
|8:52||The curse of knowledge - Once you understand something, you forget the difficulty of the beginning learner|
|9:40||The practice of teaching by Questioning.|
|10:25||He calls this Peer Instruction because students teach each other, and he as an instructor to facilitate. He becomes the coach who guide them from aside.|
|11:06||It's about the students' mind. You don't learning by listening, you learn by doing.|
Learning is a 2-step process
|12:20||In learning, we need time to think, and when we are thinking, we lose track of what the person says, because people cannot think and listen at the same time.|
In fact, if you think about it, isn't that also the way how normal people learn in real life too ? That's why in business, a lot of learning is by doing, and that's what we call experience, which involves the most important part - make sense of the learning. By doing, we are sure what we learn is true and working.
There is another video by Prof. Mazur, a much longer video (1 hr 25 min) he talked about how to turn lectures into learning. This could be a valuable material not only for the academics, but also for HR and training professionals too.
Thanks to Prof Mazur for the sharing of his valuable insights.
A session given by Prof. Mazur about Turning Lectures into Learning.
A More Recent Video by Prof Mazur - Getting Every Student Ready for Every Class, EDULEARN18 Keynote Speech