|Peer instruction(Eric Mazur)
|The method at a glance
Please give a first short description of this method
This method is used in
lectures. This method is developed by physicist Eric Mazur. Peer instruction
method is interactive teaching method wich uses peer discussion as a way for
students to deepen their understanding of a concept by learning from each
Which aims do you like to reach with this method? Please use one bullet point each aim.
I like to reach following aims
with this method:
-students can learn to solve problems
belong to my topic. They find out what they make right or mistake when they do their assignment individually
and in group. By this they will not make
mistake again in the future.
- I can know how my students understand my topic. After this
I can prepare what I teach for my next lesson .
Do you need any special tools? Eg: Whiteboard, Beamer, Special slide, Paper, Sticks, ...Please use one bullet point each tool/material.
How large should the group of learners be? You can use several sizes if the method is suitable for the selection.
|Large groups (6-10)
How long does this method take (in minutes)? Eg: 60; 60-90
|The method in detail:
|How it works:
Please describe in detail how the teacher/trainer should process this method
1.Give a short lecture on a concept or idea.
2.Display the question.
3.Give students time to think individually about their answer. Require si -
lence inthe classroom to make sure students don't comment to each
other during this time.
4.Make students vote.
5.Check the results
|What to prepare:
What and how do you have to prepare exactly?
class, course is started by giving a short lecture on a core idea or concept
(you may also have asked to students to study more detailed material at home).
Then you ask a clicker question designed to expose common difficulties in understanding
the material. If the results of the poll show that students are divided on the choice
of the correct answer, you ask students to discuss the question by pairs or in
groups. During this process, students verbalize their reasoning, debate and
assess their understanding of the concepts
What do you have to do after using this method in class?
1.If a majority of students got it wrong go back and revisit the concept
Then ask the question once again.
2.If a majority of students got it right debrief with the group on the
"why" and the "why not", clarify if needed and confirm the
correct answer to ensure that it is clear to everyone.
You can then present another part of your lecture or ask another
3. If the results are spread this is where peer
discussion is the most useful. Ask students to pair with their neighbour or to
get into groups of 3 or 4 to discuss their respective answers. The goal is that
they try to convince each other of the right answer so they should pair with someone
who has a different answer.
|Reflecting the method
Please take you time and share your experiences with this method in class.
By this method I always achieve my following goals in teaching:
-students learn more.
-students improve their knowledge.
-students find out what they learn and don’t learn.
-students learn how to work individually and with group.
-after all I can know how my students understand my topic.
|Created: Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 9:13 AM from Ilhom Jalolov