Best Practices in Facilitating Peer Instruction

Stephanie Chasteen cites and summarizes research on Best practices in facilitating peer instruction using clickers. You should read the entire post, but her three “take-home messages” are (verbatim):

  1. Have students discuss clicker questions with their peers, but give them your explanation as well.
  2. Remind students to use reasoning in their discussions, to prompt higher-quality conversations.
  3. Use credit for participation-only in order to create a productive atmosphere for frank discussion.