Education research: student flashcard responses

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Astronomy 210 students at Cuesta College using flashcards in a peer instruction ("think-pair-share") interactive learning environment. Instructor sees feedback from student responses to a multiple-choice question; if responses are only 30%-70% correct, then students are given "about a minute" to explain to a neighboring student why they chose their response, before responding with flashcards again. Sample instructor dialog is discussed in a previous post. Video by Cuesta College Physical Sciences division instructor Dr. Patrick M. Len.

Links to the full-size front and backs of these cards (to be folded over by the students and held under their chin to respond) are posted below:

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