Statement correction is a great way for students to check-in with their level of understanding of a specific lecture content and address misconceptions.

  • Prepare class material (document, images, series of statements) by incorporating incorrect facts into the materials. Ideas of what incorrect facts to include could stem from previous experience of common students’ misconceptions.
  • Consider if this incorrect material is displayed on screen or on handouts. Prepare accordingly.
  • Display learning material on screen / handouts.
  • Ask students to try to identify and correct the incorrect facts by working individually.
  • Ask students to talk to their neighbour in class or in small groups to compare answers. This benefits in various ways:
    1. allows students with better understanding to provide peer-peer instructions;
    2. allows students to identify common misconceptions;
    3. allows students to evaluate the similarities and differences in each other’s perspectives.
  • Walk around the class to guide students when necessary.

Note: If this activity is to be done online, use Zoom Breakout Rooms to divide student cohort into smaller discussion groups.

  • Provide the correct answer and explain / ensure the whole class agrees on the corrected statements.
  • Address any questions / misconceptions that arose during the activity.
  • Provide opportunity for student reflection of what they have learnt.