Sequence: Differential Equations - Reciprocal Learning

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Sequence: Differential Equations - Reciprocal Learning
Description:
In this lesson, students (in pairs) help each other resolving differential equations.

This is lesson that exemplifies the Reciprocal Learning Strategy

Reciprocal learning is an instructional model in which students work in pairs or groups to master the lesson content. Students cooperate in well-defined roles of tutor and tutee to maximise their own and each other’s learning.

Reciprocal learning also improves meta-cognition which is the process of reflecting on the building of knowledge as each student takes turn to do and also explain how it’s done.

Through this strategy, students explain their learning to other students and essentially take turns being the teacher with the teacher acting as a facilitator to assist the student-teacher in clarifying their ideas and activities. This process forces students to put their ideas into words, which aids organisation and retention.

Keywords: Maths, Differential equations, Reciprocal Learning

Run time: 30 to 45 minutes

Delivery Mode: Online, Blended

Resources: None

Outline of Activities:

1. Introduction to the activity [Noticeboard]

2. Group players A and B

3. Branch each player so she/he can receive their respective sheet.

4. Each Player according to their respective letter (A or B), will be sent to a branch where he/she gets the equation to resolve as well as the coaching instructions to assist the other player.
Group students in pairs (one Player A and one Player B)

5. Zoom meeting.
Assuming that you are running this synchronously online, use Zoom to put each pair in a breakout room so they can take turns being the tutor and the tutee (see below if you want to run this asynchronously or use another synchronous tool).

6. Q&A, here's where both students get to submit their respective answer.
After each student in the group submits their answer, both can see their responses and rate each other's answer.

7. Self and Peer Review
Each student in the group is able to self-assess their own performance in solving the differential equation as well as to assess their colleague in their coaching support -providing feedback for future improvements.

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Audience: College - University
Subjects: Education Engineering Mathematics
Language: English
LAMS Version: 4.0