Teaching with clickers: A useful approach to active learning and instructional management

Alpay Ersozlu, Gulay Bedir, Zehra N. Ersozlu

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Clickers help to use instructional methods that make engage students in an active learning process based on meaningful learning as a result of their interactions and experiences within anonymously reflect their real answers to questions that asked to promote higher order thinking skills in an active learning environment. Students who reflect their own responses anonymously are mostly relax and have high self-confidence during that instructional process. No matter how excellent and brilliant a teacher might be if you cannot manage your classroom, you are inadequate as a teacher. Best teachers have to be accomplished managers to keep students focused and follow the classroom rules.In this way, teachers also serve as motivators. To deliver best teaching to students is not just related with active learning but it is also a result of the active instructional management. In this article, the authors describe and detail about using clickers including best ways to use them and literature discussions to explore more useful and creative ways to use of them for effective teaching and management. Finally, the authors discuss how clickers promote students active learning levels in a real classroom environment as a technological tool and how clickers help to manage instructional activities.
Keywords: Clickers, response systems, active learning, questioning, instructional management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-541
JournalThe Journal of Academic Social Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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