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Bystander Intervention Lesson Study

Bystander Intervention Lesson Study

Instructors conducted a lesson study in which they designed, taught, observed, analyzed and refined a lesson on bystander intervention in a college introductory psychology class. Learning Goals. The academic learning goal of the lesson was to develop students' ability to explain the "bystander effect" and how the presence of other people can affect individual behavior. A broader goal of the lesson was to develop students' ability to explain human behavior in terms of multiple factors or variables, which is an important facet of social science reasoning. This latter goal is important because students often resist the complexity of multiple factors and tend to rely on a single factor to explain behavior--something we call "The One Factor Theory." Lesson Design. The lesson involved students in... Show More
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