Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Engage students in lecture classes by asking cognitively engaging multiple-choice questions to challenge their thinking and foster deep discussion.

Type of Method Instructional strategy
Level Designed for: Intro College Conceptual
Can be adapted for: Teacher Preparation, Teacher Professional Development, Middle School, High School, Intro College Calculus-based, Intro College Algebra-based, Intermediate, Upper-level
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Astronomy
Instructor Effort Low
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Using multiple representations
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Making real-world connections
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
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences 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, 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, PI QM, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods Peer Instruction, ILDs, Workbook for Introductory Physics, TEFA, PI QM, Clickers
Developer(s) Center for Astronomy Education
Website http://astronomy101.jpl.nasa.gov/teachingstrategies/teachingdetails/?StrategyID=23