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This article describes the success of the MIT initiative to add interactive engagement strategies to its introductory physics program. The physics department has replaced the traditional large introductory lecture with smaller classes that emphasize hands-on, interactive, collaborative learning. Last fall, after years of experimentation and debate and resistance from students, who initially petitioned against it, the department made the change permanent. Already, attendance is up and the failure rate has dropped by more than 50 percent.
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S. Rimer, (New York Times Company, New York, 2009), WWW Document, (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/us/13physics.html?_r=4&pagewanted=1).
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S. Rimer, At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard (New York Times Company, New York, 2009), <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/us/13physics.html?_r=4&pagewanted=1>.
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Rimer, S. (2009, January 12). At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard. Retrieved September 3, 2014, from New York Times Company: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/us/13physics.html?_r=4&pagewanted=1
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Rimer, Sara. At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard. New York: New York Times Company, January 12, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/us/13physics.html?_r=4&pagewanted=1 (accessed 3 September 2014).
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