2009 Teaching and Learning Symposium

2:30-4:30 p.m., April 21, 2009
HUB Ballroom

Session Description



Using Clickers to Engage Students in Large Introductory Courses

Daryl Pedigo (Physics)

I use clickers in physics lectures in a large lecture setting. I ask an average of four clicker questions per lecture, using them to probe all aspects of learning that will be tested on exams (calculations, conceptual reasoning and targeted diagrams). The goal is to bring home the content of each "chunk" of lecture, engage the students in thinking about the material, and encourage peer instruction. Whenever possible I connect the questions to something that can be done in the room, such as predicting the outcome of a demonstration.



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