Faculty Publications

Title

Focused Interactive Learning: A Tool for Active Class Discussion

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Teaching of Psychology

Volume

29

Issue

1

First Page

10

Last Page

15

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. © 2002, Society for the Teaching of Psychology. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2002

DOI of published version

10.1207/S15328023TOP2901_03

Share

COinS