Presentation Title

Small Group Learning in the Physics Department of Andrews University

Location

Nethery 004

Start Date

30-3-2017 3:30 PM

End Date

30-3-2017 3:55 PM

Type of Presentation

25 minute Best Practices Session Presentation

Proposal for Presentation

Research has shown that peer instruction in small groups can be a very effective method for students to learn deeply, develop critical thinking skills, and enhance abilities to work as team members. We have instituted a weekly small group activity into the curriculum of the General Physics courses, PHYS141 and PHYS142. The peer instruction is conducted by student Learning Assistants and the material is often interdisciplinary. We will review the literature on small group effectiveness and discuss implementation and outcomes for General Physics.

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Small Group Learning in the Physics Department of Andrews University

Nethery 004

Research has shown that peer instruction in small groups can be a very effective method for students to learn deeply, develop critical thinking skills, and enhance abilities to work as team members. We have instituted a weekly small group activity into the curriculum of the General Physics courses, PHYS141 and PHYS142. The peer instruction is conducted by student Learning Assistants and the material is often interdisciplinary. We will review the literature on small group effectiveness and discuss implementation and outcomes for General Physics.