LOADING

Type to search

Does Discussion Make a Difference?

Participation & Discussion

Does Discussion Make a Difference?

Print This Post
Share
Here's the scenario: Students are taking a chemical thermodynamics course. The instructor solicits clicker responses to a conceptually based multiple-choice question. Students answer individually, write a brief explanation in support of their answer, and indicate how confident they are that their answer is correct. They are then encouraged to discuss their answers with two or three (self-selected) other students. After that discussion, they have the opportunity to change their answer if they wish, write another explanation for the answer, and once again indicate their degree of confidence in their answer. Do you think that discussion would make a difference—particularly, would it make a difference in their understanding of the concept?

To continue reading, you must be a Teaching Professor Subscriber.
Please log in or sign up for full access.

Log In

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.