Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Guide Name
Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment

Overview

A pedagogy for using clickers to accomplish highly interactive, student-centered science instruction, focusing on using provocative, meaty questions to engage students in extended whole-class discussion as a context and vehicle for learning.

Type of Method Instructional strategy
Level Designed for: Pretty much anything, especially (but not only) for larger class sizes.
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, StudioReferences coming soon, Recitation/Discussion Session, Lab
Coverage Few topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum, Mathematical, Astronomy, Other Science
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs Clickers, Projector in class
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding of physics contentReferences coming soon, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understandingReferences coming soon, Understanding how physics relates to the real world
Can be adapted for: Enjoyment of physicsReferences coming soon, Problem-solving skills, Think like a scientist, Reflecting on one's own learning
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, Lecture-Tutorials, Astro Ranking Tasks, MBL, CPU, SCL, CU Modern, CU E&M, CU QM, QuILTs, Paradigms, Tools for Scientific Thinking, PI QM, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, MOP, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods Peer Instruction, ILDs, Workbook for Introductory Physics, CAE TPS, PI QM, Clickers
Developer(s) Ian D. Beatty & William J. Gerace
Intro Article Technology-enhanced formative assessment: A research-based pedagogy for teaching science with classroom response technology