AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 84 New Ways of Teaching College Astronomy -- Practical Advice and Results
Special Session, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 10:00-11:30am, 707/709

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[84.03] Revitalizing Your Class Through Research-based Innovation: Clickers and Beyond

K. Perkins, C. Wieman (University of Colordo at Boulder)

We introduce a number of education research based innovations used in our introductory physics for nonscientists course that have dramatically increased student engagement and learning. These innovations included: a novel student-centered presentation of the material; well-defined learning goals; elaborate PowerPoint presentations; active use of “clickers”; computer animations and in-class demonstration experiments requiring student predictions; carefully designed and hard homework assignments with extensive essays; and opportunities for informal group collaborations both in and out-of the classroom. We have numerous indications of the success of these efforts and it is also a heck of a lot more fun to teach!

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