Peer instruction

Peer instruction is an interactive teaching method in which students discuss underlying concepts with each other during the lecture.

Learning objectives

  • Learn what peer instruction is

  • Be able to plan and execute a peer instruction session in class


  1. Why do you think peer instruction has been shown to increase learning?

  2. When would you use peer instructed learning? When would you not?

  3. Plan and execute a peer instruction session with a class you are teaching. Describe the process. Fx what concept did you teach, what concept question did you ask, what were the possible answers.

  4. What went well, what did not go so well. Would you do it again?

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