Peer instruction: old method, new award!

Peer instruction developed and described by a physicist Eric Mazur has been in use for at least 20 years: “The method aims to engage students by devoting class time to active discussions. Rather than starting a class with regular lecture, the professor poses a series of questions about an assigned reading or video, and gives the students time to discuss and come to a consensus.” See this post for more details. Dr. Mazur will be honored with a Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education for his pioneering his work.

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