Monthly Archives: July 2014

Active vs. passive learning in STEM: Is a little better than a lot?

Lecturers who lecture have been getting a lot of stick recently for their ‘sage on the stage’, didactic, boring lectures. I have even heard it said that the brain is more active when asleep compared to in lectures (maybe that’s … Continue reading

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The White Swan hypothesis: How not to fool yourself in research

There is a simple test that I use to determine whether a potential graduate student is in a suitable frame of mind to undertake post-graduate research in science, and this test seems applicable to most disciplines (maybe except Maths). Ask … Continue reading

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