ERIC Number: ED134603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Assigned Classroom Seating Area to Achievement Variables.
Wulf, Kathleen M.
Using two university classroom groups taught by the same instructor, this study investigated the relationship of seating choice to number of verbal classroom responses, cumulative grade point average (GPA), and grade in class for both rows and "action zones" to identify classroom areas. Class 1 (where students chose seats) showed a significant difference in action zones, i.e., more responses emanated from some seating areas than from others; Class 2 (where seats were assigned) showed no significant differences. A questionnaire on "preferred" seats in Class 2, however, showed expected results that highest achievers and most frequent responders prefer front row and middle center action zone. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)