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.

 

Peer instruction makes lectures more interactive and encourages students learn from each other. Peer instruction is a multi-step process:

  • Poll a question without discussion.
  • Students discuss the question and answers for several minutes with other students.
  • Re-poll the question and display the new results.
  • Instructor reviews the question and answer with the class as a whole.

How it works with TurningPoint

TurningPoint offers a range of features to help instructors incorporate peer instruction into their lessons.

GAUGE UNDERSTANDING

TurningPoint offers a range of features to help instructors incorporate peer instruction into their lessons.

SHOW LEARNING

Copy the question to show a comparative relationship between the first polling and the second polling.

Explore our peer instruction resources

Peer Instruction Gets a Boost with TurningPoint

Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips
Dr. Julie Schell – Turning to Your Neighbor with Peer Instruction
Dr. Eric Mazur – Peer Instruction

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