Monday, December 08, 2008

Students can benefit from tackling hardest material first

While most teachers progress from easier topics to more advanced ones, that may not always be the best approach, according to a new study. When students were taught to classify materials according to complex criteria, they scored better when they worked on harder problems first. Researchers said those who started with easy items tended to oversimplify and did not think abstractly enough to do well. ScienceDaily

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