Peer Instruction: A Strategy for Evidence-Based Teaching

January 21, 2022 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Peer instruction is an evidence-based teaching strategy that deepens learning by involving students in their own learning and focusing their attention on concepts they must explain and clarify to their colleagues. It is highly effective and relatively easy to implement.

This workshop on Peer Instruction is designed to equip you with an understanding of peer instruction, the research on its implementation, and how to infuse it into their classes this semester. If you are interested in pursuing the Drake Institute's Instructional Redesign (IR) program, this session offers you a strategy to consider for your redesign. Participants will receive a Peer Instruction "Recipe for Instructional Redesign" to support immediate adoption of this evidence-based strategy and tips for assessing its impact.

Better teaching and learning doesn't always have to involve major overhauls of a course! In fact, small adjustments in instructional choices and behaviors can potentially have significant impact. Participants in this workshop are asked only to arrive motivated to improve practice, and they'll leave with a plan for effective, evidence-based change using peer instruction!

After this workshop participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the evidence-based strategy of peer instruction.
  • Plan implementation of peer instruction in their own context.
  • Anticipate and overcome barriers to effective use of peer instruction.
  • Identify appropriate assessments to measure the effectiveness of the peer instruction strategy.

You may registere here.

You will receive Zoom link 24 hours prior to the start of the session.

If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact drakeinstitute@osu.eduRequests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

All members of the university community are welcome in Drake Institute activities, programs, services, and employment —regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

Institute for Teaching and Learning programming is offered in accordance with university guidelines associated with in-person and remote activities. The Institute will inform registrants of delivery modifications should those guidelines change.

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