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Peer Instruction: A Teaching Method to Foster Deep Understanding

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How the computing education community can learn from physics education.

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I teach pharmacy technician students clinical math. On quiz days it is painfully obvious that my students don't get the mathn evven after lab demonstrations. This semester I have divided the classroom into tables/groups. It is too early to tell if peer instruction is helping. But I do knoiw that lecture and powerpoints are not working.So I will keep you posted via twitter. @mdBallsr,

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I teach quality managment and information technology. This is a very good method to overcome lecture disadvantages.

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