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Getting the most out of peer instruction

Peer instruction is a powerful, evidence-based instructional strategy that supports active learning in all sizes of classes. Typically in peer instruction, every 15-20 minutes, the instructor poses a conceptually challenging, multiple choice question students think about the question on their … Continue reading

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The Power of Misconception

“Misconception” is one of those words that makes you slump your shoulders and sigh. It’s not inspiring like “creativity” or “glee.” In fact, in education circles we often resort to “alternate conception” so we’re not starting the conversation at a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Comets: Evidence-Based Teaching in Action

We often hear about “evidence-based teaching and learning.” In fact, it’s a pillar of the approach to course development and transformation that we follow in the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative. It’s a daunting phrase, though, “evidence-based teaching and learning.” … Continue reading

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