The traditional lecture format found in nearly every university isn't the most effective instructional approach if faculty want to help students develop problem-solving skills, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.

Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus created a testing system to measure the problem-solving abilities of students in various stages of their undergraduate degrees.



Their data shows that while freshman students see their problem-solving skills increase by nearly 10 per cent in their first semester, students in the majority of disciplines experience little-to-no improvement in all the...

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