Active Learning in Lecture with Peer Instruction

  • Cynthia Bailey Lee Stanford University

Abstract

Have you ever been surprised by poor class performance on a midterm question, and wondered why you were met with silence each time you asked “Any questions?” during the lecture on that topic? Do your students sometimes feel like they understood everything that was said in lecture, only to go home, start the homework, and immediately get stuck? Do you find that you only really learn something when you have to explain it to others? Peer instruction is an active learning pedagogy that addresses these challenges and opportunities
Published
2014-06-19
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