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Improving Computer Architecture education through the use of questioning

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Proceedings of the 2002 Workshop on Computer Architecture Education, WCAE 2002 - Held in conjunction with the 29th International Symposium on Computer Architecture


Learning is not a spectator sport! Yet, the majority of classroom time is spent lecturing. While traditional lecture might be useful for disseminating information, textbooks and web pages already do that. Why spend valuable class time telling students what the book says. Students need to be more engaged than listening and note taking allow! In-class questioning can be very effective at actively engaging students. This paper provides some background information about questioning, supplies some process suggestions for those wishing to enhance their use of questions, and provides some Computer Architecture specific examples of questions.

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