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Strategies for engaging students in large classes

March 27, 2012, 12-2 pm

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How can peer instruction motivate learning? How can questions be designed to enhance class interaction and engage students on a deeper level? Dongshin Chang will discuss how his pedagogy changed as a result of designing and incorporating engaging questions into the classroom experience. Neepa Maitra will talk about using “peer instruction,” in which students work in small groups to address conceptually difficult problems. While both presenters have used clickers as a tool for collecting and displaying student responses, the pedagogical approaches they will discuss can be incorporated with or without the use of clickers.