Title

Alternatives to 'Chalk and Talk': Active Vs. Passive Learning - A Literature Review of the Debate

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Costas Siriopoulos
Gerasimos A. Pomonis

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

SSRN Electronic Journal

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

In this paper we review the literature about the use of the lecture teaching method and its alternatives in Economics, Finance, Accounting, and Business studies, and compare and contrast the findings upon specifically formulated hypotheses. The enrichment of teaching with technology instruments to enhance learning is tested for effectiveness by several researchers, while eminent instructors ask for change toward this direction. This literature review reveals that innovative instructors experiment on combinations of instructor - teaching methods - technology instruments - students and try to assess student performance for cognitive development, skills acquisition, and competencies development, in several course types and levels of the above mentioned disciplines, relative to respective educational objectives. Reviewed papers show that innovative instructors urge for implementation of teaching strategies that actively engage students in learning. Further research has to be carried out under standardized modus operandi so that results are corroborated and convincing.

ISSN

1556-5068

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Disciplines

Business | Education | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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