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A Scientific Approach to Learning

Rooted in the science of learning, Minerva’s approach to teaching prioritizes learner experience and outcomes.


Fully Active Learning 

In a typical lecture, learners recall less than 20%-10% of the content just three days later. To ensure Minerva learners actually retain the concepts that are taught, we designed our classes to be highly interactive. Learners actively put knowledge to work by solving problems in a collaborative environment that provides real-time feedback through engagement techniques such as live polling, Socratic discussion, breakout groups, debates, role-playing, simulations, and others.


Cross-Contextual Scaffolding

Learners require deliberate, spaced practice across multiple contexts in order to gain a deep and broadly applicable understanding of any subject matter. Minerva’s courses train learners to apply these skills and frameworks to novel situations and across disciplines, from one very different context to another — also known as knowledge transfer.