Focused Interactive Learning: A Tool for Active Class Discussion

Helen C. Harton, Deborah S. Richardson, Ricardo E. Barreras, Matthew J. Rockloff, Bibb Latanã©

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Abstract

Focused Interactive Learning (FIL) is a tool for teaching psychological concepts through student participation in a focused discussion with other class members. Students from 5 upper and lower level psychology courses participated in FIL exercises in which they answered several multiple-choice or opinion questions on their own and then systematically discussed each item for about 2 min with other students before giving a final answer. FIL increased student test performance, helped them get to know other students in the class, and had a small effect on students' self-reported participation and interest in psychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalTeaching of Psychology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Focused Interactive Learning : A Tool for Active Class Discussion. / Harton, Helen C.; Richardson, Deborah S.; Barreras, Ricardo E.; Rockloff, Matthew J.; Latanã©, Bibb.

In: Teaching of Psychology, Vol. 29, No. 1, 01.2002, p. 10-15.

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Harton, Helen C. ; Richardson, Deborah S. ; Barreras, Ricardo E. ; Rockloff, Matthew J. ; Latanã©, Bibb. / Focused Interactive Learning : A Tool for Active Class Discussion. In: Teaching of Psychology. 2002 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 10-15.
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