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ERIC Number: EJ1063915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Promoting Discussion in Peer Instruction: Discussion Partner Assignment and Accountability Scoring Mechanisms
Chou, Chih-Yueh; Lin, Pin-Hsun
British Journal of Educational Technology, v46 n4 p839-847 Jul 2015
Peer instruction (PI) involves students answering questions and peer discussion learning activities. PI can enhance student performance and engagement in classroom instruction. However, some students do not engage in the discussions. This study proposes two mechanisms, discussion partner assignment and accountability scoring mechanisms, to form positive interdependence among students and individual accountability for each student to promote student discussions in PI. The evaluation results show that the student discussion rate with the promoting mechanisms is significantly higher than the rate without the mechanisms. The results from the questionnaire reveal that the mechanisms form positive interdependence and individual accountability to promote students to engage in the discussions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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