AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 16 Interactive Education and Peer Instruction in Introductory Courses
Special Session, Monday, May 31, 2004, 10:00-11:30am, 707/709

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[16.01] Teaching using Peer Instruction

V. McCauley, E. Mazur (Harvard University)

Research into new approaches to undergraduate science education has led to significant changes in our understanding of how large classes should be taught. Instructors who have implemented these new research based interactive learning techniques have experienced dramatic improvements in student understanding. We have taken two proven pedagogical methods, 'Just in Time Teaching' (JiTT) and 'Peer Instruction' (PI) and implemented them in our teaching. This talk will briefly explain how to integrate interactive learning into the classroom, and in doing so, improve student learning.

We would like to acknowledge grants from NSF and DEAS, Harvard University

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