ERIC Number: EJ430537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Wait Time and Effective Social Studies Instruction: What Can Research in Science Education Tell Us?
Atwood, Virgina A.; Wilen, William W.
Social Education, v55 n3 p179-81 Mar 1991
Defines wait time as the length of time teachers wait for answers from students after asking a question. Maintains that increasing wait time can stimulate reflective thinking and student involvement. Reviews the research literature on wait time studies in science education. Finds that student responses improve and participation expands with increased wait time. (NL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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