Focused Interactive Learning: A Tool for Active Class Discussion
Teaching of Psychology
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. © 2002, Society for the Teaching of Psychology. All rights reserved.
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Harton, Helen C.; Richardson, Deborah S.; Barreras, Ricardo E.; Rockloff, Matthew J.; and Latanã©, Bibb, "Focused Interactive Learning: A Tool for Active Class Discussion" (2002). Faculty Publications. 3479.