Workshop on Peer Instruction

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Becas Santander Skills | Innovation in Teaching- Laspau

Presentation Slides: 

Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. Since I introduced Peer Instruction three decades ago, there has been a concerted push away from passive lecturing to active engagement in the classroom. A successful implementation of the so-called flipped classroom requires students to come to class prepared either by reading the textbook or watching a pre-recorded video. A variety approaches have been devised to get students to take responsibility for this information transfer but none manage to get all students to participate compromising the in-class activities. I will present a new approach to get every student to prepare for every class using a new social learning platform that uses a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation factors to get every student ready for every class in a course. Participants in the workshop will also experience and discuss the Peer Instruction methodology.