Peer Instruction: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Eric Mazur  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
250
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292039701
ISBN
1292039701
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Description

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 them as handouts or transparencies)–is intended for calculus-based physics courses.

Features

  • Contains a step-by-step guide on how to plan Peer Instruction lectures using an instructor's existing lecture materials.
  • The complete set of class-tested and ready-to-use resources for implementing the method in a one-year introductory physics course includes:
    • Two diagnostic tests to evaluate students' understanding of mechanics.

    • Student questionnaire handouts to assess students' expectations for the course and to point out misconceptions.

    • 44 Reading Quizzes, organized by subject and designed to be given at the beginning of each class to motivate the students to read assigned material before class.

    • 243 ConcepTests, multiple-choice questions for use in lecture to engage the students and to assess their understanding.

    • 109 Conceptual Examination Questions, organized by major topic for use on exams.

  • Enclosed CD-ROM contains all of the above materials so they can be reformatted for 8 1/2 X 11 transparentcy and/or hand-out masters.
  • To complement the material in the book, a continually updated set of additional resources is available on the world-wide web at http://galileo.harvard.edu.
    • This server will act as an interactive forum for instructors who are implementing Peer Instruction in their courses. Instructor participation is welcomed!

  • Author welcomes comments and suggestions via e-mail at "mazur@physics.harvard.edu".

Table of Contents

I. OVERVIEW.

 1. Introduction.
 2. Peer Instruction.
 3. Motivating the Students.
 4. A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for a Peer Instruction Lecture.
 5. Sample Lecture.
 6. Epilogue.

II. RESOURCES.

 7. Force Concept Inventory.
 8. Mechanics Baseline Test.
 9. Questionnaire Results.
10. Reading Quizzes.
11. Concept Tests.
12. Conceptual Exam Questions.
Appendix: Disk Instructions.
Index.