Using Audience Response Systems to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Using Audience Response Systems to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Robert Webking (University of Texas at El Paso, USA) and Felix Valenzuela (Yale Law School, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-935-9.ch011
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Abstract

This chapter describes an approach that integrates audience response systems into the social science classroom. The pedagogy uses the technology to produce active and engaged participation, encouraging the development of students’ critical analysis skills, and facilitating high-level discussion within the classroom setting. The authors present their use of multiple audience response systems, along with the results they have observed, with a view to showcasing a variety of ways in which instructors at institutions of higher education might utilize these systems in their classes.

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