Following are some key points from his video:
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.|
The curse of knowledge - Once you understand something, you forget the difficulty of the beginning learner|
The practice of teaching by Questioning.|
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.|
It's about the students' mind. You don't learning by listening, you learn by doing.|
Learning is a 2-step process
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