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Peer Instruction: A User's Manual

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Peer Instruction: A User s Manual is a step-by-step guide for instructors on how to plan and implement Peer Instruction lectures. The teaching methodology is applicable to a variety of introductory science courses (including biology and chemistry). However, the additional material class-tested, ready-to-use resources, in print and on CD-ROM (so professors can reproduce the ...more
Paperback, 253 pages
Published August 8th 1996 by Pearson
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Jerzy
Aug 11, 2014 Jerzy rated it really liked it
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This is basically a short pamphlet on Mazur's instructional philosophy, then a collection of exercises for use in teaching physics courses. The exercises didn't help me (I teach statistics courses) but the ideas are good.

Instead of having the instructor talk throughout a traditional lecture,
1) assign students daily readings and ensure they do it by giving a quick check quiz at the start of every class;
2) use class time to ask students conceptual questions based on the readings, which they can di
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Aug 04, 2016 Adam rated it it was amazing
Excellent exposition and advice about a powerful new teaching method. My rating of 5 stars is somewhat informed by the general apathy and stagnation which is all too common among college math instructors. Next to his peers in the mathematics community, Eric Mazur is a shining example of the consideration, care, effort, and insight which make for an effective and innovative instructor. Needless to say, I found this very inspiring!
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