Well, it seems to work for Ohio State University.
The idea is to give students less “cook-book” instruction & more “real experiments that leave room for additional inquiry” instead.
Rissing’s overarching goal is to teach students to be independent & objective thinkers, to create a group of scientifically literate citizens who can intelligently discuss multi-faceted issues
...which seems to be working.
Amazing stuff, this freedom to think for one’s self. Again, it seems to be a kind of Open Source training technique.