Guido Schwerdt

    Author Bio:
    Guido Schwerdt is a postdoctoral fellow at the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at Harvard University and a researcher at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, Germany.


The Middle School Plunge

Achievement tumbles when young students change schools

SPRING 2012 / VOL. 12, NO. 2

Sage on the Stage

Is lecturing really all that bad?

Summer 2011 / Vol. 11, No. 3

Blog Posts/Multimedia

Defending the “Sage on the Stage”

Last month, Education Next published a study that I conducted with Amelie Wupperman that looked at the impact on student achievement of teaching time devoted to lecturing vs. problem-solving activities. Our study generated a lot of comments and discussion which I would like to respond to here.


More Lecturing, More Learning

Podcast: Guido Schwerdt talks with Ed Next about his new study finding that students learn more math and science when their teachers devote more time to lecturing and less time to problem-solving activities.

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