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ERIC Number: EJ1021757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Taking Clickers to the Next Level: A Contingent Teaching Model
Stewart, Sepideh; Stewart, Wayne
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v44 n8 p1093-1106 2013
Over the past decade, many researchers have discussed the effectiveness of clickers and their potential to change the way we teach and interact with students. Although most of the literature revolves around elementary usage of clickers, the deeper questions of how to integrate this technology into teaching are largely unanswered. In this paper, we present an implementation of a teaching model in a third year undergraduate Bayesian statistics class. The model is based on Schoenfeld's interactive teaching routine and it is enhanced by Draper and Brown's contingent teaching and Beatty et al.'s Question Driven Instruction (QDI) and the use of clickers. It illustrates a teaching paradigm which is flexible, contingent to students' needs, makes use of the most up to date information from students' feedback via clickers and benefits from the teacher's decision making at appropriate moments. We will discuss the pedagogical implications of this model in teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A