What is Just in Time Teaching (JiTT)?
Dr Siva Kumar
JiTT is an innovative pedagogic strategy with a goal of increasing student's learning, enhancing motivation and encouraging preparation. This method encourages students to prepare for class and allow teacher to fine-tune in classroom to meet actual needs of the students.
The features of JiTT include:
- It is a student centered teaching method where students are encouraged to play a more active role in the teaching process.
- Developed by Gregor Novak et al. (from Purdue Univerisity), JiTT relies on a feedback loop between VLE-based learning materials and the classroom.
- It helps to uncover student misconceptions, provide examples for classroom activities, extend textbook/classroom learning, and develop disciplinary skills.
At ISM this is incorporated through series of JiTT worksheets. These are interactive self-assessments where students are given immediate, detailed question/option specific feedbacks.
Students are encouraged to take these self-assessments before actual class. Teachers will be able to deliver class based on the gaps and difficulties observed by the students while attempting the JiTT worksheets.
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