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Uncovering the unknown unknowns of Peer Instruction Questions
written by Rica Sirbaugh French and Edward E. Prather
"Wow! I wish I'd written that question..." Many instructors struggle to write Peer Instruction questions that can drive the intellectually engaging discussions necessary to fully develop learners' discipline fluency. Does your question bank contain the questions you need? How would you go about evaluating this and even if you did, how would you know what you're missing? We present a framework for uncovering the variety in the discipline representations, intellectual tasks, and difficulty levels employed in hundreds of multiple-choice questions produced by faculty in our workshops over the years. We then exploit this framework to generate new questions using underutilized representations and tasks. Through this work, we illustrate a process for creating fluency-inspiring questions. Learning environments that make use of fluency-inspiring questions afford learners more robust opportunities to unpack complex concepts, practice critical discernment, and develop discipline fluency.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Peer Instruction
- Instructional Material Design
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- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
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10.1119/perc.2018.pr.French
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PERC 2018
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Metadata instance created December 31, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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R. French and E. Prather, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14786&DocID=4933).
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R. French and E. Prather, Uncovering the unknown unknowns of Peer Instruction Questions, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14786&DocID=4933>.
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French, R., & Prather, E. (2018, August 1-2). Uncovering the unknown unknowns of Peer Instruction Questions. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14786&DocID=4933
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French, Rica Sirbaugh, and Edward Prather. "Uncovering the unknown unknowns of Peer Instruction Questions." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14786&DocID=4933 (accessed 26 October 2020).
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French, Rica Sirbaugh, and Edward Prather. "Uncovering the unknown unknowns of Peer Instruction Questions." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 26 Oct. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14786&DocID=4933>.
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