Peer Instruction: Discussion and 'brains-on' demonstration

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, May 5, 1999


Peer Instruction Workshop for Science and Math Teachers, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

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THE MATERIALS RESEARCH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER at Harvard University announces a workshop for middle and high school science and math instructors on Peer Instruction by Professor Eric Mazur. The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to exploit student interaction during lectures and focus students' attention on underlying techniques. It has been assessed in many case-studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be twice as effective as the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now employed in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level.