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Applying Learning Theories with TurningPoint

Our solutions are designed to support proven learning theories and help enhance every type and
way of instruction. Learn how you can incorporate TurningPoint into new or current learning theories.

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ACTIVE
LEARNING

Actively involve participants
in the learning process by having
them participate and do.

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Step 1 Add an answer option of "unsure" so learners will not guess and notify the instructor that help is needed.
Step 2 Use the on-the-fly or custom questions for learners to pose questions for the entire group to respond.
Step 3 QT2 and mobile devices can be used for feedback to notify the comments.

AGILE
TEACHING

Quickly adapt and change course pace or alter course structure to better suit the needs and abilities of participants.

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Step 1 On-the-fly questions can be polled enabling flexible questioning.
Step 2 Facilitate small-group discussions after the majority of students answered a polling question incorrectly.
Step 3 Ask knowledge check questions before starting a topic or unit to uncover what students already know, allowing you to adjust instruction.

ASSESSMENT FOR
LEARNING

Support learning by checking if participants are making progress toward objectives during the learning process.

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Step 1 Analyze individual reports to see a detailed analysis of participant work and use data to improve teaching methods.
Step 2 Uncheck "Show Results" when there is potential for a large percentage of incorrect responses during a pre-test that may lead to discouragement.
Step 3 Provide pre- and post-questions within one session and display changes with the comparative feature.

GAME-BASED
LEARNING

Use competitive exercises to pit learners against each other or encourage them to challenge themselves in order to motivate better learning.

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Step 1 Simultaneously have learners competing individually and as teams.
Step 2 Show the leader boards to encourage ongoing competition by posting team scoring reports.

PEER
INSTRUCTION

Peer Instruction engages learners through activities that require each learner to apply the concepts being presented, and then explain those concepts to fellow learners, involving the entire group.

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Step 1 Ask the question initially without discussion and then after discussion ask the same question once again.
Step 2 Copy the question to show a comparative relationship between the first polling and second polling.

SOCRATIC
QUESTIONING

Create and sustain an intellectually stimulating learning environment and acknowledge the value of the learner in that environment.

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Step 1 Use Anywhere Polling to ask your participants why they responded a certain way.
Step 2 Include essay questions periodically throughout your presentation to probe students for their assumption, reasoning, and perspective on answers.

MOTIVATION

For a learners' attention to be aroused and sustained, there must be relevance of what is being learned, confidence built and a correlation between effort and results.

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Step 1 Use a countdown timer to motivate learners to answer quickly and display response grids to motivate participation.
Step 2 Participant leaderboards spaced throughout a session will encourage competition.
Step 3 Positive and negative point values can be used to encourage motivation based on total points.

FLIPPED
CLASSROOM

Reverse the traditional way of learning by delivering instructional content outside of the classroom and reviewing material in class.

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Step 1 Deliver questions at the beginning of class for insight into understanding.
Step 2 Track student progress before and after review activities.

TEAM-BASED
LEARNING

Using teams enhances the quality of learning and increases engagement for
all students.

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Step 1 Allow students to choose teams at the beginning of class to follow how each team responds.
Step 2 Build confidence within the classroom with random teams.

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