Education: Lectures

The professor on the platform read- ing off his notes; the students in their seats, scribbling or snoozing, listening or lounging—are these "going out" ? Last week, came the annual report of President Harry A. Garfield of Williams College. Said he: "Under the lecture system, success depends up- on the power of the lecturer to inspire the student to individual work; but the inspirational lecturer is rare. ... In many instances, it has been found that the best results are obtained by abandoning the lecture altogether, or at least by combining it with small...

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