Readings to prep for flipping your classroom with Peer Instruction


It is a month before the semester starts and you want to try flipping your classroom using Peer Instruction in the Fall. You’ve read the blog posts, gone through the Quick Start Guide, now are looking to snuggle up with a good journal article or two to do a bit more in-depth preparation. Here is a list of some of the readings we refer to most in our work here in the Mazur Group. (This list is not exhaustive by any means, but offers a great start). For a narrative overview of research on Peer Instruction, also check out the PER User’s guide article, What Does the Research Say?

Peer Instruction Network Member Vagner Oliveira’s high school students engaged in a Peer Instruction question (Brazil)

Journal/Magazine Articles

How to Transform Learning – With Teaching
Julie Schell, Leaders of Learners, 5, 3-5 (2012).

Student-Centered University Learning: Turning Traditional Education Models Upside Down
Julie Schell, ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, Fall, 20-23 (2012).

Reducing the gender gap in the physics classroom
Mercedes  Lorenzo, Catherine H. Crouch and Eric  Mazur, Am. J. Phys., 74, 118-122 (2006).

Farewell, Lecture?
Eric  Mazur, Science, 323, 50-51 (2009).

Clickers or Flashcards: Is There Really a Difference?
Nathaniel Lasry, Phys. Teacher, 46, 242-244 (2008).

Peer Instruction: From Harvard to Community Colleges
Nathaniel Lasry, Eric Mazur and Jessica Watkins, Am. J. Phys., 76, 1066-1069 (2008).

Peer Instruction: Ten Years of Experience and Results
Catherine H. Crouch and Eric Mazur, Am. J. Phys., 69, 970-977 (2001).

Peer Instruction: Results from a Range of Classroom
Adam P. Fagen, Catherine H. Crouch and Eric  Mazur, Phys. Teach., 40, 206-209 (2002).

Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions
M.K. Smith, W.B. Wood, W.K. Adams, C. Wieman, J.K. Knight, N. Guild, and T.T. Su, Science, 323, 122-124 (2009).

Interactive-Engagement Versus Traditional Methods: A Six-Thousand-Student Survey of Mechanics Test Data for Introductory Physics Courses
R.Hake,  Am. J. Phys. 66 (1), 64 (1998).

Impact of physics education research on the teaching of introductory quantitative physics in the United States
C. Henderson and M. Dancy, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5 (2), 020107 (2009).

Book Chapters

Catalyzing Learner Engagement Using cutting-Edge Classroom Response Systems in Higher Education
Julie Schell, Brian Lukoff, and Eric Mazur in INcreasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Classroom Technologies, Classroom Response Systems, and Medicate Discourse Technologies, Eds. Charles Wankel and Patrick Blessinger pp. 233-261.,

Using JiTT with Peer Instruction
Jessica  Watkins and Eric  Mazur, in Just in Time Teaching Across the Disciplines, Ed. Scott Simkins and Mark Maier, pp. 39-62 (Stylus Publishing, Sterling, VA, 2009). CRLF


Conference Proceedings
When Talking is Better than Staying Quiet
N. Lasry, E. Charles, C. Whittaker, and M. Lautman, PERC, 2009.

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