Using Peer Instruction to Teach Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking

April 2009

Sam Butchart, Toby Handfield and Greg Restall, “Using Peer Instruction to Teach Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking” Teaching Philosophy, 32:1 (2009) 1–40.

We explain how Eric Mazur’s technique of Peer Instruction may be used to teach philosophy, logic and critical thinking — to good effect.

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