Peer Instruction workshop to teach lecture-free learning method

Bonnshoft School of Medicine White Hall

In fields like mathematics and physics, Peer Instruction has been used as an effective and proven learning approach for years. This time-tested method spurs student achievement by using and reinforcing practice principles grounded in the science of learning.

Peer Instruction also is ideally suited to the learning styles of Generation Z, whose members are digital natives who access information in different ways compared to others. The teaching method has found success at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, where its use now comprises 60 percent of classroom time as part of the WrightCurriculum.

For educators interested in learning about Peer Instruction, the Office of Medical Education at the Boonshoft School of Medicine will offer a workshop on Wednesday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in 120 White Hall on the campus of Wright State University.

In this dynamic, one-day event, participants will see how students learn without lectures; learn to get buy-in from students and faculty; and evaluate if Peer Instruction is right for their educational setting.

Attendees from all educational backgrounds are encouraged to attend. The seminar will teach the basics of Peer Instruction through observation and experiential learning, including panels and small group breakouts. Participants will watch a live Peer Instruction session with interactive interpretation by course faculty and will learn more about the classroom experience from a student perspective during a lunchtime roundtable with medical students.

The cost is $40 for Wright State University faculty. Early registration for general admission is $145. The cost after April 15 is $190. Pre-registration is required. All proceeds benefit medical student research.

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