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ERIC Number: EJ876103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Interactive Engagement: How Much Is Enough?
Keiner, Louis E.; Burns, Teresa E.
Physics Teacher, v48 n2 p108-111 Feb 2010
It is now widely known that interactive engagement (IE) teaching methods are the most effective methods of teaching physics. As physics instructors, we now have a variety of methods and models to choose from to make courses interactive. Included in these are methods that function as interactive adaptations to the traditional structure of physics classes, such as Peer Instruction (PI), and those that modify the entire structure of the course, such as the "studio" or "workshop" format. These possibilities raise the question: Is it worth the effort and expense to completely modify classrooms and instructional time by going to a studio model, or is a simpler IE method such as PI adequate by itself? What method will most easily help your students meet the course learning goals?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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