Understanding Clicker Discussions: Student Reasoning and the Impact of Instructional Cues

  title={Understanding Clicker Discussions: Student Reasoning and the Impact of Instructional Cues},
  author={Jennifer K. Knight and Sarah B. Wise and Katelyn M. Southard},
  booktitle={CBE life sciences education},
Previous research has shown that undergraduate science students learn from peer discussions of in-class clicker questions. However, the features that characterize such discussions are largely unknown, as are the instructional factors that may lead students into productive discussions. To explore these questions, we recorded and transcribed 83 discussions among groups of students discussing 34 different clicker questions in an upper-level developmental biology class. Discussion transcripts were… CONTINUE READING
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