To Help Students Learn, Make Them Teach

To help students learn, make them teach?

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Stan Eisen, a biology professor at Christian Brothers University provided his students with a choice – to take a final exam or write a children’s book.

Convinced of the benefits of experiential learning, Eisen believes that the ability to explain a topic to a 7-year old is a tremendous indicator of one’s own understanding.

The takeaway? How can we get creative in terms of our experiential learning opportunities – ones that help a student internalize knowledge even better than a traditional exam?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.