Active learning impacts
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Niva Tro and his students discuss the impacts of active learning, including how pre-lecture assignments are helpful and lead to better understanding and results during class.
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Dr. Nivaldo Tro is a graduate from Westmont College, earned his doctorate in Chemistry from Stanford, and conducted postdoctoral research at University of California Berkeley. He has written numerous journal articles and received grants from the American Chemical Society, the Petroleum Research Fund, Research Corporation, and the National Science Foundation. He has been honored three times as Westmont’s Teacher of the Year, and was also named Faculty Researcher of the Year. Students use his three bestselling chemistry textbooks at more than 600 colleges and universities worldwide, and they are translated into five different languages. A third of all college students taking chemistry today use one of his textbooks.