Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

A practice of attending and responding to the substance of students' thinking. The instructor's next moves are based on students' emerging ideas.

Type of Method Instructional strategy
Level Designed for: Middle School, Elementary School
Can be adapted for: Any
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon
Can be adapted for: Recitation/Discussion Session, Lab, Studio
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum, Mathematical, Astronomy, Other Science, Pedagogy
Instructor Effort High
Resource Needs Simple lab equipment
Skills Designed for:
Can be adapted for: Designing experiments, Metacognition
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, teaching of science
Demonstrated to improve: beliefs about physicsReferences coming soon, metacognitive skillsReferences coming soon, classroom discourse
Studied using: classroom observationsReferences coming soon, video of studentsReferences coming soon, analysis of written workReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, Workshop Physics, TIPERs, SCALE-UP, Modeling, SDI Labs, ISLE, Thinking Problems, LA Program, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Energy Project, SGSI, Paradigms, Clickers
Similar Methods Energy Project, SGSI
Developer(s) Fred Goldberg, Sharon Bendall, Mike McKean, and Jennifer Radoff
Website http://cipstrends.sdsu.edu/responsiveteaching