[LON-CAPA-cvs] cvs: modules /gerd/roleclicker description.tex

mvogt lon-capa-cvs@mail.lon-capa.org
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mvogt		Tue May 17 15:38:17 2005 EDT

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 \caption{Pre- and post-scores on the Force Concept Inventory of three courses at Harvard.\label{prepostfci}}
-Peer-instruction is a promising method for affecting fundamental, systemic
-improvement in
-science education \cite{mref21,mref22,mref23}.
-It demands that students think critically about the material and participate actively in the learning
-process; in addition, it uncovers student misunderstandings in real time so that they can be identified and
-corrected at once. peer-instruction is also particularly efficient because it helps those who
-get the answer right as well
-as those who get it wrong. Students answering correctly improve their own understanding by explaining
-CTs to others (consistent with research that shows high-ability students benefit from collaboration
-\cite{mref25,mref26}), and students answering incorrectly benefit from individualized explanations and the opportunity
-to ask follow-up questions of their classmates.
 Our ten years of experience with peer-instruction, as well as feedback from about 400 other instructors who
 have used peer-instruction~\cite{mref27}, indicate that it is a successful way to actively engage students in large classes.
 Moreover, actively engaging students during class with a method such as peer-instruction leads to significant gains in
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 The system started in 1992 as a system to give personalized homework to students in introductory physics courses.  ``Personalized" means that each student sees a different version of the same computer-generated problem: different numbers, choices, graphs, images, simulation parameters, etc,