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Turns out people from all over the world have some common questions about Peer Instruction. Let’s start with the most basic of all–as Brian from Ireland, Raquel from the Dominican Republic, and Daniel from Bakersfield California recently asked, “What is Peer Instruction?”
Peer Instruction is a research-based, interactive teaching method developed by Eric Mazur at Harvard University in the 1990s. It has been adopted across the disciplines, institutional types, and throughout the world. It incorporates many different ideas aligned with how people learn and how they learn best. Check out this link for a more detailed explanation or this article, Using JiTT with Peer Instruction.
This video from the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University, provides a great 2 minute primer on Peer Instruction, featuring Eric. Prefer to read a transcription of the video? Click here.