Developing peer instruction questions for quantitative problems for an upper-division astronomy course

  title={Developing peer instruction questions for quantitative problems for an upper-division astronomy course},
  author={Colin Scott Wallace},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  • C. S. Wallace
  • Published 5 September 2019
  • Physics, Education
  • American Journal of Physics
Decades of research show that students learn more in classes that utilize active learning than they do in traditional, lecture-only classes. Active learning also reduces the achievement gaps that are often present between various demographic groups. Given these well-established results, instructors of upper-division astronomy courses may decide to search the astronomy education research literature in hopes of finding some guidance on common student difficulties, as well as research-validated… 

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