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Overview

Peer Instruction:  A User’s Manual is a step-by-step guide for instructors on how to plan and implement Peer Instruction lectures. The teaching methodology is applicable to a variety of introductory science courses (including biology and chemistry). However, the additional material—class-tested, ready-to-use resources, in print and on CD-ROM (so professors can reproduce them as handouts or transparencies)—is intended for calculus-based physics courses.

Table of contents

I. OVERVIEW.

 1. Introduction.

 2. Peer Instruction.

 3. Motivating the Students.

 4. A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for a Peer Instruction Lecture.

 5. Sample Lecture.

 6. Epilogue.

II. RESOURCES.

 7. Force Concept Inventory.

 8. Mechanics Baseline Test.

 9. Questionnaire Results.

10. Reading Quizzes.

11. Concept Tests.

12. Conceptual Exam Questions.

Appendix: Disk Instructions.

Index.

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