Students seem to understand you, but later they make the same mistakes again.
Try Peer-Instruction for more effective and sustainable clarifying of concepts.
- How: Concept-question for voting in the class. Let student discuss themselves without telling the right answer, vote for the second time and clarify the argumentation.
- Why it works: Discussion among peers uses vocabulary and examples that are closer to the students than the teacher's one. Teacher has an opportunity to hear student’s argumentation Student learns to communicate and persuade
- More Materials:
- Video by Eric Mazur https://youtu.be/Z9orbxoRofI
Just In Time Teaching
It is a pity that only few students ask questions, and we have no time to discuss.
Make student work autonomously and ask questions with Just In Time Teaching!
- How: Online material with test and “question about questions” ahead of the lesson, Discussion in the lesson
- Why it works: Asking is anonymous, Student has time to formulate the question, Learning to ask questions is learning thinking!
- More Material :Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University
- Video: https://youtu.be/D5ADk2gi6JM
Decoding the Disciplines
You can't understand why your students do not understand you or do not work like you would like them to work:
Find out which part of your expertise was hidden from your student with Decoding of the Disciplines
- How: You formulate what exactly your students should be able to do. Then you either join an experienced decoding group or you find colleagues to carry out an interview with you (see links below for more Information).
- Why it works: There exists a hidden expertise, that you can get aware of if you are rigorously asked about how exactly are you doing the things.
- Community: https://decodingthedisciplines.org/
- Decoding Group in Germany: Didaktikzentrum - Arbeitskreise
- Paper by P.Riegler: A Round Trip from Novice to Expert back to Novice
- Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-b-TAf0JSo