ERIC Number: ED479497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-7
Second Teaching: A Study of Small Group Physics Learning.
Many students have not succeeded in traditional science education. Second teaching is a new pedagogical construct - a model of small group activity designed to follow initia1 instruction, or first teaching - developed after watching successful small groups at work. Following Vygotsky's ideas, second teaching works to facilitate individual learning processes in a diversity of students who find a new academic domain foreign. In the process of second teaching, the collective wisdom of a small group acts as a mentor to individual learners. Many non- traditional students do well in a learning environment where second teaching is fostered. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Philadelphia, PA, March, 2003).