Do we need to “cover every fact” in science learning?  This article supports the use of TBL to help students with higher order thinking

The answer?  An excerpt from the article sums it up nicely:

…nobody is teaching a course on the telephone book. His point: “we should not teach science (or other subjects) as though every fact is worth knowing, any more than we would use a telephone book to help us memorize numbers… Memorizing facts is not as important as knowing how to ask questions and how to synthesize information to formulate an answer.” –