Initial Publication Date: February 17, 2009

Published Lecture Tutorials


Kortz, Karen M. and Smay, Jessica J., 2012, Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Geology (2nd Edition), New York, W.H. Freeman.


Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy (2nd Edition). Edward E. Prather, Tim P. Slater, Jeff Adams, and Gina Brissenden, Addison-Wesley Series in Educational Innovation, Benjamin Cummings, 144 pp, 2007.


McDermott, L. C., and Shaffer, P. S., 2002, Tutorials in Introductory Physics (First Edition), New Jersey, Prentice Hall.

Research on Using Lecture Tutorials


Increasing student learning in introductory geoscience courses using Lecture Tutorials. Karen M. Kortz, Jessica J. Smay, and Daniel P. Murray, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 56, p. 280-290, 2008.


Research on a Lecture-Tutorial approach to teaching introductory astronomy for non-science majors. Edward E. Prather, Timothy F. Slater, Jeffrey Adams, Janelle M. Bailey, Lauren V. Jones, and Jack A. Dostal, The Astronomy Education Review, v. 3, p. 122-136, 2004.


Research as a guide for curriculum development: An example from introductory electricity. Part II: Design of instructional strategies. Peter S. Shaffer and Lillian C. McDermott, American Journal of Physics, v. 60, p. 1003-1013, 1992.

General How-To

A theoretical background on a successful implementation of Lecture-Tutorials. Erik Brogt, The Astronomy Education Review, v. 6, p. 50-58, 2007.

General Information on Student Learning

National Research Council, 2000, Bransford, J.D. et al., editors, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School (expanded edition), Washington, DC., National Academy Press, 374 p.

Assessment of Learning in Entry-Level Geoscience Courses: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory. Julie C. Libarkin and Steve W. Anderson, Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 53, p. 394-401, 2005.