Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Guide Name
Tutorials

Overview

Guided-inquiry worksheets for use in small groups, typically in a recitation section. Instructors engage students in Socratic dialogue.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement, Tutorials
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-based, Intro College Algebra-based, Intro College Conceptual, Intermediate, Upper-level, Any
Can be adapted for: High School
Setting Designed for: Recitation/Discussion Session
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum, Astronomy, Other Science
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs, Tables for group work
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Lab skills, Making real-world connections, Using multiple representations, Designing experiments, Metacognition
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on multiple choice conceptual testsReferences coming soon, scores on written conceptual testsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, video of studentsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon, research conducted by someone other than developersReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, Lecture-Tutorials, Astro Ranking Tasks, MBL, New Model Course, CPU, SCL, TEFA, CU Modern, CU E&M, CU QM, QuILTs, IQP, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials, Paradigms, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Clickers
Similar Methods UW Tutorials, ABP Tutorials, OST Tutorials, Lecture-Tutorials, QuILTs, Thermal Tutorials, Mechanics Tutorials
Resources To find out more about specific sets of tutorials, follow the links under Similar Methods above.
For more information about tutorials in general, see the University of Maryland page on facilitating tutorials.