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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


 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.


 7. Force Concept Inventory.

 8. Mechanics Baseline Test.

 9. Questionnaire Results.

10. Reading Quizzes.

11. Concept Tests.

12. Conceptual Exam Questions.

Appendix: Disk Instructions.


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