How Victoria U has transformed its teaching

David from the block to explain how it is done  

There is a bunch of interest, and great goodwill, in universities and colleges across the country for Victoria U’s block teaching model. VU says it is delivering benefits for students, which means other universities should look at what it can do student achievement and retention

Now admirers can learn how it’s done from the source. VU is hostingglobal pioneer” of the block model, David Helfand, chair of astronomy at Columbia U.

“I will recount the history of intensive, single-subject teaching, review the literature on its results, and describe the profound learning experiences that block teaching can produce, along with the operational advantages (and disadvantages) it provides,” he says.

Professor Helfand speaks in Melbourne next Tuesday.


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